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Biblioteca Estense Universitaria

Largo Porta Sant'Agostino 337, 41121, Modena, Italy
+39 059 222248
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Truly amazing

When we arrived to visit this incredible library we were the only visitors; in fact the two... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2017
Una H
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Ireland
Amazing collection o precious manuscripts and maps, well-displayed

The Biblioteca Estense Universitaria sits in the Palazzo Estense on a pretty, triangular park... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2017
Sandy S
,
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Largo Porta Sant'Agostino 337, 41121, Modena, Italy
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

When we arrived to visit this incredible library we were the only visitors; in fact the two precious books which make up Borso d'Este's Bible had to be removed from a safe and put in their glass cases for our viewing. The art work and...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Biblioteca Estense Universitaria sits in the Palazzo Estense on a pretty, triangular park. Charles found the biblioteca a bit disappointing, because it isn’t a handsome library with desks for reading and shelves lined with books. Instead, it’s a medium-size room with any valuable old...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Rarities you can hardly see...the oldest maps and the manuscripts... breathtaking experience not only for experts. Everybody should visit this famous Library!!

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

We were lucky enough to get to see an exhibit of ancient maps, early books and richly decorated bindings.

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Reviewed 5 August 2015

We visited specifically to see one of Italy's great treasures, the illuminated Bible of Borso, the first Duke of Ferrara. It is only visible to see on request, but the staff were delighted to bring it for us to see. There was a fascinating display...More

1  Thank WestofEnglandTed
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