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Biblioteca Angelica, Rome

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The Biblioteca Angelica (English: Angelica Library) is a public library located in Rome, Italy front of the Piazza Sant'Agostino square, adjacent to the church of Sant'Agostino, not far from Piazza Navona.

The library holds about 180,000 volumes of manuscripts (among them Codex Angelicus) and 1,100 incunabula, which formerly belonged to the Augustinians. These works are important for our knowledge of the history of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.
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  • Very small but stunningly beautiful library. Visitors welcome but access to books and seating is limited. Staff very accommodating the day I was there. I stayed for about an hour and felt...  more »
  • Behind piazza Navona, this hidden gem is one of the most ancient public libraries in the whole Europe and the earliest to publicly open in Rome at the beginning of the 17th century. At present, the...  more »
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  • Amazing library. Just a few meters from piazza Navona.
  • Public library in Rome. It is located in front of the Piazza Sant'Angostino square. It is one of the oldest ones, established by Angelo Rocca by year 1604 and it is part of the over 45 libraries. It holds over 200,000 books, manuscripts.

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