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Biblioteca Riccardiana

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Address: Palazzo Medici Riccardi | Via Ginori 10, 50123, Florence, Italy
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One of the most beautiful libraries in the world

As an earlier reviewer said, this library takes effort to get into - in fact, it may be impossible if you don't speak Italian. Which we don't. When we showed up, the security... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2015
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Birmingham, Michigan
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

As an earlier reviewer said, this library takes effort to get into - in fact, it may be impossible if you don't speak Italian. Which we don't. When we showed up, the security guards just shook their heads at us and waved us away. Luckily for us, there was an Italian fellow outside the door, having a cigarette, and he... More 

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Reviewed 20 May 2015

Library is located at the second floor of Ginori, 10. Security guards in the lobby do not speak English and do not like tourists. Lunch break start at 1 pm, so our arrival at 12:30 made them even less happy. When we arrived, they send us next door, from next door we were sent next door, etc until we arrived... More 

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Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

According to our Florence Guidebook by DK the Bibleoteca is inside the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and was founded in 16th century and houses a collection of precious manuscripts including Dante's Divine Comedy. It proved expensive at ?7 each with very little to view and no manuscripts in sight. There were a few beautifully decorated ceilings and 4 rooms dressed with... More 

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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