The oldest libraries in Italy: a journey through precious writings

Jun 21, 2024 164

The oldest libraries in our country safeguard literary treasures that narrate centuries of history and culture. From north to south, these sanctuaries of knowledge allow us to retrace the footsteps of the giants of Italy’s history, offering a unique glimpse into the richness of the Italian heritage. Here are 5 of the oldest and richest libraries with precious collections that you absolutely cannot miss on your journey in Italy.

Vatican Apostolic Library

It is the flagship of Italian libraries. Entry is restricted to scholars with entrance cards, and visits, whether group or individual, are strictly prohibited. Its history is incredibly complex and intertwined with various political and religious figures.

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