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Biblioteca delle Oblate

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
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cosy cafe

We passed the 70m queues for the Duomo and took fellow trip advisors advice and popped in for a... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
david h
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Nice chill out, definitely not a must

If you have some spare time during the day in doumo area, it's a lovely place to stop for coffee... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
ItayV99
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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27 Oct 2018
“cosy cafe”
26 Sep 2018
“Nice chill out, definitely not a must”
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

Nice little public library that has a small cafe upstairs. It has a very nice view of the Cathedral. Stop in for a coffee and a nice picture.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nattysimps
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We passed the 70m queues for the Duomo and took fellow trip advisors advice and popped in for a coffee. It is a student base and has a university feel to it. Good view of the dome and the coffee was not bad.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank david h
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

If you have some spare time during the day in doumo area, it's a lovely place to stop for coffee :) we didn't wonder around the library though, so maybe we missed something

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ItayV99
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

this place isn't about books or studying, it's about the view. so just go there, ignore the "under construction" areas and all the missplaced things over therr, have a drink (very reasonable prices) and contemplate... this is maybe the best view in town over the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank swarthofole
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This place is one of our favorite place in Florence! My son feels so happy being in this library! The books are varied and the place is clean! The staffs too are very pleasant people except for one young lady who does not respond when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Yenguccia
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

We went here as we read about the terrace in a Marco Polo guide book. There was a great exhibition of skulls and bones and early man. The terrace cafe.... disappointing... the cafe drinks was limited... no alcohol (unlike others I've visited.. Prague) and it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Some parts of the library were closed but we weren’t there for the books anyway. On the top floor you can access a beautiful outside study area with views over the Duomo. This is perfect for a busy crowded day. You can catch your breath,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Agamashs
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Nothing special at all. When I am told of a library in Florence worth going to I imagine some sort of amazing large library with dark bookcases and amazing little nooks to study. Instead, you get a strange courtyard with beggars in front, a completely...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank LincolnGreeves
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

As a tourist in Florence, this place is a welcome break from the main tourist sites. It has a great library for children, especially young children, complete with good children's (and adults') toilets. Obviously the books are in Italian, but that's not really a problem...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank McQQQQ
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Go to the top floor of the Library and there are tables on a terrace that have a perfect view of the great Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. If you need a few minutes to get away from the tourists and crowds, go...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Anthony C
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