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Archiginnasio di Bologna
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Bologna Small Group Tour: the Oldest University in Europe
New York City, New York
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“Great place”
Reviewed 30 June 2012

The building, the student monuments on every wall and the Anatomy Theater, with the skinless statues were knockouts. We even got to go through the library which tourists are supposedly not allowed to do-but that's what happens sometimes when you open a closed door.

Visited June 2012
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“Teatro Anatomico a must see!”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

A fascinating building, just off Piazza Maggiore, lined with the coats of arms of past alumni. When we visited, there were interesting exhibits on the history of medicine and the Italian scientist and politician Quirico Filopanti, who first proposed time zones, although these were mostly only in Italian.

The Teatro Anatomico is a must see, however. Beautifully decorated and still dripping in atmosphere centuries later.

Visited June 2012
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“Amazing history, decoration, spaces”
Reviewed 27 May 2012

The decorations throughout the porticos of the exterior courtyard of this building (including the many coats of arms) are repeated and amplified inside, including amazing frescoes and painting. The halls are worth a tour alone (they have guided tours, or you can simply stroll through), but the anatomical theater is a must-see. The room where medical students once had anatomy lessons is covered, floor to ceiling and especially the ceiling, with elaborate wood carvings. A figure carved of wood is suspended from the center of the ceiling above.The entire building, just off the Piazza Maggiore, is an easy stop and totally worth the time.

Visited May 2012
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“Interesting for its historical importance”
Reviewed 18 May 2012

Interesting architecture. Historically significant location in the development of the university, which means it was also historically significant for the development of the city. Anatomical Theater is particularly interesting. Nice way to spend a half hour in the historical center.

Visited May 2012
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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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