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Archiginnasio Bologna Reviews

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The old university. Jan 18, 2018
Palazzo dell' Archiginnasio was built between 1562 e il 1565 to bring together under one place the several university faculties that had been scattered around the city. It was the seat of the university of Bologna until 1803. Here you see frescoes and coats of arms of students on lots of walls.

It is a two storeys palace; built around a courtyard. On its first floor there are the ancient rooms of the legisti (they were law students) and rooms of the e artisti (they studied other things). On the same floor there are two aule magne; one of these is the so - called Stabat Mater. It is covered with coats of arms of Italian and foreigner stuadents who attended the university. This is one of the rooms open to visitors. It isn' t possible to visit the students' rooms. The other room you can visit houses the anatomical theatre. It is where anatomy lessons where held. Here the students watched the dissection of human corpses. It was build in 1637 and restored after the second world war. It has its wooden walls decorated with statues of famous physicians and famous anatomists.

This palace also houses the public library.
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