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Biblioteca civica
Category: Arts + Monument + Museum
Via Cappello, 43, Verona, 37121

The public library was established in 1792 and holds over 700,000 works including books, early printed material, manuscripts, prints, pamphlets, historical documents and collections of magazines and journals. The hall is...   more

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Biblioteca Comunale
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Piazza Galvani 1, Bologna, 40124

The outstanding collections rival the grandeur of the architecture. In the sixteenth century the architect known as ‘il Terribilia’ was commissioned to design a seat for the Studium which would gather under one roof ...   more

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Biblioteca degli Intronati
Category: Monument + Museum
Via Della Sapienza, 5, Siena, 53100

The library was founded in 1759 and has a collection of more than 4000 manuscripts, incunabula, illuminated books, the letters of St. Catherine, and the sketchbooks of Francesco...

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Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Category: Monument + Museum + Sightseeing + Tours
Piazza San Lorenzo 9, Firenze, 50123

Window in the Laurentian Library
This strangely shaped anteroom has had scholars scratching their heads for centuries. In a space more than two stories high, why did Michelangelo limit his use of columns and pilasters to the upper two-thirds of the wall...   more

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Biblioteca Palatina
Category: Monument + Museum
Piazzale Pilotta, 1, Parma, 43100

The library has now more than 700,000 books, among which there are 3,044 incunabula and some 11,600 16th-century editions. There are 370 current periodicals, 52,479 prints and drawings - the Ortalli Collection is conside...   more

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Biblioteca Universitaria
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Via Zamboni 35, Bologna, 40126

Desired by Pope Benedetto XIV, the magnificent University library was built in 1741, having been designed by Carlo Francesco Dotti. It became part of the Science Institute and...

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Bicocca degli Arcimboldi
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
202 Viale Sarca, Milan, 20126

This rural home has partly conserved the characteristics of a noble residence. The building, designed by an unknown architect, does not reflect a unitary design: it was extended...

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Bigo
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Via Al Porto Antico, Genoa, 16128

Genoa celebrated the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America with an exposition dedicated to the sea. As the thematic centrepiece, a large permanent structure was designed, emulating a ship crane, which would...   more

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Bioparco
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
1 Piazza del Giardino Zoologico, Rome, 00197

Nouveau Western
My wife and I have been to many zoos around the world. None are as good as the SD Wild Animal Park and the SD Zoos, in my opinion. But in their own way, the St. Louis Zoo, the tiny Manhattan Zoo, the Phoenix Zoo, Out of ...   more

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Blessing of the Animals
Category: Activities
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, (Eusebio Church), Rome, 00185

St. Anthony, the patron saint of animals, understands the deep respect some of us feel for the pets we count as family members. The Blessing of the Animals is an event in many...

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