Biblioteca Salaborsa (Salaborsa Library), Bologna

Biblioteca Salaborsa (Salaborsa Library), Bologna (must see)

The Salaborsa Library opened in 2001 in part of the Accursio Palace building.

The earliest structure at the Accursio Palace site housed famed Roman jurist Accursius in the 13th century. In the 14th century, the building housed the Anziani, or Elders, the commune's magistrates. The Accursio Palace was renovated in the 15th and 16th centuries. The clock tower was added in the 15th century.

Visitors can access the library through Piazza Nettuno. Visitors to the library can enjoy the rows of books and gorgeous interior.

In addition, visitors can see ruins through the crystal floor in the center of the library. This archaeological area shows ruins from the first Villonovan civilization in the seventh century BC, to the Etruscan people, to the ancient Roman city of Bononia, which was founded in 189 BC.

These ruins prove that the site has been the center of human occupation for millennia.

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Sight Name: Biblioteca Salaborsa (Salaborsa Library)
Sight Location: Bologna, Italy (See walking tours in Bologna)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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