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Reviewed 10 November 2012

This is part of the visit to the original University in Bologna. The dissection room is really a magnificent piece of woodworking and cabinetry. I think it is worth taking 20 minutes out to check it out

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank fnct
Reviewed 6 November 2012

some of the lights in the museum weren't even lit up! some of the displays had no tagging indicating what the thing was but on the whole it was a good museum

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

Beautiful dissection theatre (if that doesn't sound just TOO weird) housed in a very interesting building

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

Great place to see a preserved anatomy room. The slab is quite chilling, and the students' seats and professor's seat take you back in time.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

I teach history of science, so this was a must-see for me, but I think it is well worth a visit. It is centrally located in Bologna, and free, but much emptier of tourists than many attractions. It is a surprisingly small room, rebuilt after...More

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank A S
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Fascinating to see a room, restored to its original state, where medical students watched dissections.

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank Alison510
Reviewed 20 September 2012

this is not for the faint hearted and the wax covered bodies can make you feel somewhat uneasy , but an essential part of going to Bologna due to the study of anatomy under the watchful eye of the inquesition,

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

The Teatro Anatomico is a fascinating place, 400 or so years ago the more so when one realizes how much was learned and taught there that had never before been learned and taught. It is a fairly small room easily seen in just a brief...More

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Hard to believe you can get inside the same aula they were making dissections and learn human anatomy. Though empty, it transfers you the interest for knowledge.

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank tinergetic
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Intriguing to think that autopsies and surgery were being performed in the 1500's but here is the proof. Definitely worth a stop to duck in here and have a peek.

Date of experience: May 2012
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