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Archiginnasio of Bologna

Piazza Galvani, 1, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy

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About Archiginnasio of Bologna

The Archiginnasio of Bologna is one of the most significant buildings in the city of Bologna: located in the heart of the historic center, it was the seat of the ancient University and is now the seat of the Archiginnasio Municipal Library.  The building ceased its university function in 1803. Since 1838 it is the seat of the Municipal Library of Archiginnasio, the largest in Emilia-Romagna.



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Teatro Anatomico0.01km from Archiginnasio of Bologna

The anatomical theater of the Archiginnasio is a room historically used for anatomy lessons and demonstrations held at the medical faculty of Bologna, which was once located in the Archiginnasio building, the first unified seat of the University of Bologna.  The theater was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, by an air raid on 29 January 1944. After the war the theater was rebuilt with exemplary philological rigor.

Museo Civico Archeologico0.11km from Archiginnasio of Bologna

The Civic Archaeological Museum of Bologna is housed in the fifteenth-century Palazzo Galvani, in Via dell'Archiginnasio 2, 40124 Bologna, the ancient "Hospital of Death". Inaugurated in September 1881, it was born from the merger of two museums: the University - heir to the "Room of Antiquities" of the Academy of Sciences founded by Luigi Ferdinando Marsili - and the Comunale

Basilica di San Petronio0.11km from Archiginnasio of Bologna

The Basilica di San Petronio is one of the largest churches in the world and Bologna’s Gothic masterpiece. Although construction began in the late 14th century, the building, which was to be larger than St. Peter's Basilica, is largely unfinished since the 17th century. It has been the seat of the relics of Bologna's patron saint only since 2000; until then they were preserved in the Santo Stefano church of Bologna.

Piazza Cavour0.15km from Archiginnasio of Bologna

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Palazzo d'Accursio0.22km from Archiginnasio of Bologna

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Piazza Maggiore0.23km from Archiginnasio of Bologna

Piazza Maggiore is the main square of Bologna, measuring 115 meters in length and 60 meters in width, and surrounded by the most important buildings of the medieval city.  The oldest building facing the square is the Palazzo del Podestà, which closes the square to the north; it dates back to the 13th century and is surmounted by the Torre dell'Arengo, which by ringing its bell called the people to gather. The Palazzo Re Enzo was soon added to this, under which the cross vault of a pedestrian cro

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