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Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma

San Lorenzo
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Address: Viale Castro Pretorio 105, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 49891
08:30 - 18:45
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 18:45
Sat 08:30 - 13:30

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Not for normal study!

A good library, easy to achieve with underground (line B). It's great place if you have to find rare books but isn't good to goto study yours: in fact it's not possible take your... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2015
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

The staff here are extremely unfriendly, nobody tried to explain the system or help me out despite the fact I clearly had no idea what I was doing. The system for borrowing books is ridiculous, I made the hour journey here 3 times before one nice lady explained that for some reason you can't borrow books after 12:30 and if... More 

2 Thank Lian G
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

A Very Good library not the most modern, but the WiFi is great. Good place to study for long periods. You have to be a resident of Rome to enter for free (make sure to bring proof). I was registered years back

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Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

A good place to study in, peaceful, silence.. But this place DOES NOT DESERVE these rude staff. Let's start from ristoration bar": Bad service, high prices(4euro for an humble sandwich?).. But let me tell you whats happened today: I payed for 2 small bottles of water using a 2euro coin, a little bit scratched on the surface.. The cashier, probably... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

A good library, easy to achieve with underground (line B). It's great place if you have to find rare books but isn't good to goto study yours: in fact it's not possible take your book inside.

2 Thank elPez31

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo may look all street with its pulse in urban art and street food, but don’t be fooled. This gritty student neighbourhood immediately east of Termini train station is on the avant-garde rise. Art galleries, curated mural projects by artists like Rome’s favorite Alice, charming cafes, and boutique restaurants are slowly infiltrating the streets of San Lorenzo with counter-culture chic. Don’t worry, San Lorenzo still retains its local vibe with weekend festivals and demonstrations, and is always a hub for Rome’s university student scene.
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