Rome's Beautiful Off-The-Beaten-Path Libraries

Libraries in Rome are some of the more hidden gems of the city. By "hidden" I mean least visited and most off the beaten paths of tourists. Students and readers of all ages alike, have frequented libraries (bilbioteche in Italian) for a place of calm, concentration, learning and socializing. I decided to list 5 of Rome's libraries with a few images and information about each. So much priceless history!

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Nero's Golden House (Domus Aurea) - Rome

Golden walls, glass mosaics, fine marble, baths, banquets, water falling along interior walls for effect, massive colonnades, perfectly manicured gardens and views of the city from high above. Once built, Nero declared: "Now I can begin to like like a human being!".

(Thumbnail image source: Photo: Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock through Natgeotraveller)

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Alice Falzone