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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  • It was the economic center in the 19th century, now place for cultural events. Inside is a glass floor and one can see the ruins of ancient Bologna.  more »
  • Bibliotrca Salaborsa is Bologna's main library. The building it resides in was built upon ancient ruins. The ruins, which can viewed from a glass floor, include remains from the ancient city of...  more »
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  • Just a nice place to study, meet, socialize or even take a rest from the rest of the world. Free stable wifi connection makes the library visit even better. Always packed with reading and studying people, playing children and random musicians playing on the piano on the ground floor.
  • Definitely worth a look. Amazing roof. And pop downstairs to see the archaeological site.

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