Part of the University library,pay on entrance, The wood carvings are staggering, such detail of the human body,
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I'd been here before but last time I didn't go upstairs, where the actual museum is! This time I was better prepared. There was an exhibition on prosthetic limbs of WW1 which was very interesting. The anatomy theatre was as you'd expect but it was...More
The theatre was built in 1637 to allow medical students to learn by observing dissections of human corpses. It is housed in the Palazzo dell’ Archiginnasio (previously the main building of the university in the city). Stunning cedar wood 'amphitheatre' where students could observe from...More
Interesting and quite bizarre - earliest anatomy school and teaching for students from human cadavers
Read the story of this place before you go in - otherwise you'll miss the detail which is important. Being here conveys the history of medical intervention down the years.
The hall is quite understated, but when you get further information about it you begin to understand the history. Well worth reading up before a visit to get the full value.
The Bibiloteca that houses the Teatro Anatomico is truly a magnificent gem in the city centre, it's just a few steps away from Piazza Maggiore the main square and is almost hidden between the buildings, the Teatro itself is just a one room but it...More
Allow more time than you think you need and read up a decent guide book before you go. The whole place is so amazing, with so much art especially on the ceiling and high on the walls, it is monumental. Loved it.
Located on the first floor of the Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio, this magnificent panelled room is where some of the first dissections in Europe were carried out. You might think that this would be a macabre place to visit but apart from the canopy above the professors'...More