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Teatro Anatomico

Piazza Galvani, 2, Bologna, Italy
+39 051 276811
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Piazza Galvani, 2, Bologna, Italy
+39 051 276811
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Reviewed yesterday

Part of the University library,pay on entrance, The wood carvings are staggering, such detail of the human body,

Thank quilter48
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank chepaddy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and quite bizarre - earliest anatomy school and teaching for students from human cadavers

Thank newmarket18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in for just a few minutes, but the building and the atmosfere there was overwelming. Would be great to be able to see more of the university. Ore to spend more time reading about it.

Thank FamilyEindhoven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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.

Thank 666Suzi666
Reviewed 8 November 2017

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

Thank CalBristol
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