Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence

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Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Reviews

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  • The Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale or National Central Library of Florence is just that - a library. To enter during most hours you have to have a specific card that I expect only residents of...  more »
  • No one is allowed to enter and they won’t tell you why when you get there. They just harshly point at the exit for you to leave.  more »
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  • Excellent library with very nice staff. Reviewers, please stop complaining about not being able to sightsee there. It is a library not a tourist attraction. The staff's priority is to protect its unique collections, and facilitate access for readers. If you can't speak Italian, you're obviously not a legitimate reader since you won't be able to understand 99% of the books. The admission policy is logical and fair, for goodness sake stop complaining.
  • Open to the public (non-members) Saturday 11-2 for guided tours only. The English tour I went on was in Italian as the guide apologized his English was not that good. That was disappointing. The building inside is starting to show signs of neglect and I don't recommend it as a place to visit, unless you are a member and want to use it as a library!

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