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“History All Around Us”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Teatro Anatomico

Teatro Anatomico
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Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour
Ranked #8 of 318 things to do in Bologna
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“History All Around Us”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

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.

Visited September 2013
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“We found this by accident”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

It was in a beautiful building which we found by accident really. I had read some of the reviews on TA and realised that we were at the building where the anatomy theatre was located.
We entered the room and it is very beautiful. However, I wouldn't have been too upset had I missed it. It was a 5 min visit, and free.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Skip it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

This theatre is not the actual theatre, which was destroyed in the war. It is also hard to find, located as it is on the second floor of the library. It is a room with pine benches around a marble slab in the center. I was shocked that people rated this so highly. The only good thing was it was free. The echorche carvings on the walls were of some interest.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awe Inspiring! Must See!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

The first thing that astonished me about this wonderful attraction is that entry was free!

The wooden carved ceiling and statues have to be seen to be believed. Photographs are impressive but they do not do justice to the intricacy and grandeur of the teatro anatomico, the most impressive part of a University founded in 1088!

This is definitely a must see for any visitor to Bologna. You don't have to be into art or history to appreciate this wonderful attraction. If you are in Bologna and don't make the trip then shame on you!

Visited September 2013
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“worderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

simply wonderfull, it was very good we had a guided tour of the university. what an impressive visit for me and my boyfriend

Visited October 2013
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