All about the oldest university in the world.
We start our scientist tour from the ARCHIGINNASIO: This palace was
constructed in 1563 was the seat of Bologna's University and is now the
civic library. The vaults of the grand staircases and halls are covered
with coats of arms made by and for the students and teatchers. Inside the
ANATOMY THEATRE: Made of wood to teach anatomy, we can find the famous
statues of Spellati created by Ercole Lelli and we will speak about the
first difficulties that Medecine had to cope with in the past. Our tour will lead us to the university
district, crowdy with students, and we will visit the PALAZZO POGGI rich
of ancient collections wich belonged to the sciences insititutes: Physic
instruments, Natural elements from Ulisse Aldrovandi, Uterus made of
terracotta for the obstetrician school, wax statues... a very strange
world all to be explained!
Let me tell you a few that you shouldn’t miss out:
Naval and Antique Maps : precious models of ships dating from the 17th and
Museum of Human Anatomy:Anatomic wax models, complete section of human
osteology and myology.
Obstetric Museum : Quite unique in 18th century: Life-sized models of the
uterus shown in the various stages of pregnancy and different situations
regarding the fetus.
Physics Museum, astronomy and biology, various instruments :one of the
most important physics studios of the time.
Museum of Astronomical Observatory (Specola): Contains instruments from
1704, the Lusverg semicircular mural and the Campani telescope, the globes
by Blaeu and an armillary sphere by D. ( not on sat. PM and sun.)
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