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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

An excellent opportunity to visit the first university of Europe and walk into the anatomy class. A room full of history. With the same ticket you can view another room containing old books which is also amazing.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this anatomical lecture theatre today. The building is interesting with lots of carving and history. The entry fee as has been commented before, is three euros just to see one room and peer into a library. I would not mind this and it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The University of Bologna is the oldest continually operating university in the world. The anatomy theatre is also famous as being one of the oldest and the reason the university has one of the best medical school in Italy. The interior corridor to the actual...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

A unique anatomy hall, where the students sat on stiff tiered benches surrounding a marble operating table, watching a professor demonstrate and teach anatomy.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Once used for anatomical lectures this is a very impressive and ornate wooden theatre. It was destroyed in WW2 but painstakingly rebuilt using all the original pieces salvaged from the rubble.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The anatomical theatre forms part of the original university and is all original other than for the marble slab. Really interesting to have a look round and get a bit of a sense of history - the live dissections were not just for students but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Part of the first university in the world. In this room the training of medieval doctors was carried out. The hall is also very interesting because of its rich wood carving.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The anatomical theatre is interesting and was where public body dissections occurred. Cedar wood tiered seats surround a marble topped dissection table. A little macabre the lecturer's chair is supported either side with wood carvings of skinned figures. However down the hall is another masterpiece...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 64Rod
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We paid 3 euros each for two adults and no charge for our kids (aged 11 and 12). We arrived as a tour was being given in Italian, which we don't understand very well. For the price, it is fine, you also get access to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We were there at the same time as a tour party so had the benefit of their guide explaining the history which was very interesting. Worth a visit as a beuatiul place.

Date of experience: March 2018
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