Biblioteca Salaborsa

Historic Site and Library in Bologna

Biblioteca Salaborsa
CC BY-SA 3.0 / Lorenzo Gaudenzi

Situated in Bologna, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, Salaborsa serves as the primary public library. In 2001, the library’s central offices were relocated to the northern sections of Palazzo d’Accursio, which is positioned adjacent to Piazza del Nettuno, a short distance north of Piazza Maggiore. A unique feature of the library is the opportunity for visitors to glimpse an archaeological site through the transparent floor at its centre. These ancient ruins can also be explored from the basement level, where informative displays provide further details about them.

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Visiting Biblioteca Salaborsa


Monday: 2.30pm-8.00pm

Tuesday – Friday: 10am- 8pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 7pm



Address: Biblioteca Salaborsa, Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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