Archiginnasio di Bologna, Bologna

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Built during the 16th century under orders from the Pope, Archiginnasio di Bologna is home to an array of books and bibliographical artifacts. Admire the building's intricate architecture as you view the 7,000 different family coats of arms lining its walls, all belonging to former students. Explore nearly 35,000 manuscripts, volumes, and other tomes as you wander through wood-paneled lecture rooms and open-air courtyards. Visit the amphitheater once used to teach anatomy lessons. It's now filled with sculptures of doctors. You must check bags and writing materials at the door. Find out how to plan Bologna trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • It was an university building and now it is a library. Constructed in 16th century. Inside there was an anatomical room and surgery operations were made here.  more »
  • The building itself is a marvel to admire, the ceilings and walls are all fresco paintings, so make sure you take a long stroll around to soak the details. Then you have the opportunity to visit the.....  more »
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  • Beautiful medieval palace, the seat of the university until 1803, now a library. Two historical halls are accessible - Stabat Mater (jurists classroom) and Anathomical Theater (anatomical classroom). Everywhere in the corridors you can see thousands of coats of arms of (not only) former students.
  • Worth visiting!! The Archiginnasio has an unique acoustic and its infrastructure details and extremely detailed statues makes one go back in time!

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