Teatro Anatomico
Teatro Anatomico
4.5
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,074 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This building first welcomes you with a lovely courtyard and numerous pillars and arches. Above them are large windows all the way round the square and lots of decorative features adorn it's walls. When venturing inside you can go around the corridor which has fresco designs on it's walls and ceilings. If you venture anywhere else you are required to pay an entry fee
Written 19 February 2023
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LSQRD1
Kent, OH820 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
If you are an anatomy fan, seeing this amazing old anatomical theater is worth a stop. The wood work and carvings are magnificent and the building itself is worth a look too. Nice courtyard, stair wells, and ceilings.
Written 23 August 2023
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Jan R
Antalya, Türkiye120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
If you are interested in medicine this is a must to see in Bologna. Part of the Old University which is also very interesting. We went on guided walking tour and visited this place with our guide who was studying at the University. We learnt so much and felt like we had time travelled, learning about past students and anatomy dissections centuries ago.
The library was worth spending time in as well.
Written 19 July 2022
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Demy Delfi
Corfu Town, Greece104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
A room where the students were having anatomy lessons and demonstrations held at the medical faculty of the University of Bologna. It is located inside the Archiginnasio di Bologna. The whole room is covered in wood. You can sit on the seats of the room, like the students did in the past. In the middle there is the anatomy table, where all the anatomy lessons took place in the past. It is kinda creepy, but also very interesting, especially if you have never seen such a thing before! It is highly recommended, you will certainly travel back in time.
Written 24 September 2021
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Jon
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Lovely building, full of coats of arms. The main “theatre” room is fantastic, very authentic feel, felt like you had stepped back in time. The library is similarly interesting, the part that isn’t accessible looked amazing.

Quirky little museum, right in the centre of town, a nice break from the shops and restaurants.
Written 7 April 2023
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mtvgb
Richmond-upon-Thames, UK211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
We really loved our visit here. We had previously been given some background information on our walking tour about the coats of arms and the history, and it was fascinating to explore it more closely . Both interesting and beautiful and a must see.
Written 13 March 2022
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK3,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
All things are subjective and I respect those reviewers that thought you would be better off spending your 3Euro’s on an ice crème, but I am firmly not of that camp.
Originally built in the 17th Century the Teatro Anatomico is housed in the Archiginnasio di Bologna, one of the city’s most important historical buildings, and it has been wonderfully restored after being extensively damaged during WWII. Exquisitely carved throughout, cedar-wood tiered seats surround the central marble-topped table on all four sides, from where students would have watched the early dissections. You never know, you could sit where a priest from the Inquisition sat keeping an eye on things many centuries earlier. The ceiling with its sculptured Apollo is good, but for me the two skinless figures carved into the wood supporting the canopy above the lecturer’s chair are truly stunning.
The entrance ticket to the Teatro Anatomico also include entrance to the Aula Magna di Stabat Mater, one of the grand former classrooms. The corridor connecting the two houses a wonderful collection of historic books from the 15th century and gives a history of book binding, an art that this part of Italy was famous for.
Unless you are on one of the official guided of the University buildings as a tourist you will not be able to enter the library but you can glimpse its grandeur through a side door in the Aula Magna di Stabat Mater.
Written 3 June 2019
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EscapeChick
NJ1,312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
Located on the 2nd floor of the Archiginnasio of Bologna, the 17th century Teatro Anatomico is where public body dissections were held under the authority of a priest ready to intervene if it became too compromising.This theater is made of carved cedar wood and tiered seats that surround a central marble topped table. The canopy above the lecturer’s chair is supported by two skinless figures carved into the wood.
Written 23 June 2013
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Stephanie & Anthony
Newark-on-Trent, UK812 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Its €3 per person so its cheap but doesn't last long. Its truly a great room and well rebuilt. A little more english subtitles on the outside exhibits would be better
Written 28 September 2020
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ploddy
Manchester, UK143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Solo
fantastic place to visit - the home of human anatomy. To stand where those students stood and think what they learned is amazing. fantastic woo carving - especially when you realise it was ruined during the War and later rebuilt.
Written 14 June 2014
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