Bologna is a famous center of learning, and in this nearly 400-year-old theater (credited to Antonio Levante) made of cedar and fir, medical students watched dissection of corpses to better understand the human body. Looking down from one end of the gallery are the famous “Spellati” statues by Ercole Lelli showing musculature detail, and exquisite astrological-sign carvings decorate the ceiling. It was easy to sense the part this chamber played in the learning curve of medical knowledge and its importance to the whole world. Entry is free and photos are allowed.
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