Biblioteca Salaborsa, Bologna

4.5
Inside an old cast-iron and glass stock exchange building, see Roman ruins under glass panels at Biblioteca Salaborsa. You'll see the ruins of a Roman road, the foundations of a 16th-century basilica, and the foundations of wells. Join a tour to go beneath the building to see the ruins up close. Using our online itinerary creator, Bologna attractions like Biblioteca Salaborsa can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Bolognese should be extremely proud of this place. Cosy, inviting, relaxing, interesting. You could spend hours exploring it and it's suitable for everyone.
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  • When it happens, I frequent this library, which is in Neptune Square, in a very central location, inside the historic municipal building. It is a place of meeting and recreation for many Bolognese, for many lonely people who here find the company of books and friends and find shelter from the heat in summer and cold in winter. In the week of August, I went there to borrow a book and, to my great regret, I found it closed. A property like this should NOT close in August: this year the city was full of people, full of Bolognese. The citizen who does not go on holiday has the right to find the library of his municipality open in order to spend time reading; just as those about to leave for the holidays have the right to find it open to borrow a loanbook to take with them. I am well aware that the organization of the holiday schedule is complex, but this library should make a few more efforts and remain open.
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  • Great library, nice coffee shop and free wifi. The lower level has a historic site with archaeological artifacts dating back hundreds of years. You can also see it down through the clear glass floor of the main library. Note, you'll need a library card to use the restrooms. (You can get one for free, even if you don't live in Bologna provided that you have your passport!)
  • Beautiful building inside and out. Worth taking a look at.
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