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“Bologna's famous University”

Archiginnasio di Bologna
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Bologna Small Group Tour: the Oldest University in Europe
Bethesda, Maryland
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“Bologna's famous University”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Impressive reminder to every visitor of Bologna's status as the oldest university in Europe. Well worth visiting -- the wonderful building, which still displays thousands of heraldic Coats of Arms belonging to former students and staff members. Most interesting: the Anatomy Room upstairs. A must-see for all lovers of history, culture and the renowned institutions of higher learning.

Visited April 2012
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Gilly, Switzerland
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“Beautiful and interesting too”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

What an amazing building, even for Bologna where frescoes and mouldings are everywhere. Very interesting Anatomical Theatre which we visited with our personal german-speaking guide as a small group of 4.

Visited April 2012
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Interesting”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

It is a very intersrting place belangs to the former university. The "Tearto anatomico" is an unique place!

Visited March 2012
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Brasilia/Df - Brasil
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“Very interesting place”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

The first university in the world deserves a visit to the room where the classes of anatomy took place.

Visited August 2011
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Brasilia, DF
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“Delving into the bedrocks of Western Civilization”
Reviewed 25 December 2011

The "Biblioteca Comunale dell'Archiginnasio" was the first seat of the University of Bologna, which is known as being the oldest university of the world. The most distinct characteristic of the Archiginnasio is that it is full of afrescos portraying coats-of-arms of students of the university in its early years. Young nobles would come from all over Europe and Northern Africa to get their liberal arts, theology and latin education in Bologna and tuition fees granted a place on the walls of the "Alma Mater". There is also a lovely patio with decorated doors that say S.P.Q.B. (Senatus Populusque Bononianus, resembling Rome's S.P.Q.R.) and Pio IV, the Pope that commissioned the building.

Currently, the place is a municipal library and I usually go there to read some of my books and work. I love the environment! There is no entrance fee.

Visited December 2011
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