I toured the Teatro Anatomico without a guide. So while I enjoyed the experience on my own, seeing the displays, reading the captions, etc., I think a guided tour would have enhanced my experience. I spent about 2 hours there and found the museum easy to navigate through. I highly recommend and even more so with a knowledgeable guide.
Our group had a guide and this made the visit more interesting. Not sure how much you would learn if visiting on your own. I did not see audio guides being used by other tourists. Apparently members of the public enjoyed seeing bodies dissected. I dont think that this would have an appeal today. Would it?
The operating theatre is ornate with wonderful carvings and woodwork. Tiered seats surround the marble table where the professor would work on a cadaver to illustrate points of anatomy. There would be perhaps thirty or so students at a time. There was a photo-display of the comprehensive damage from Allied bombing in 1944: its appearance now is incredible, considering its... 更多
Worth a visit to look at the corridors of one of the oldest university buildings in the world - love the heraldic shields on the walls and ceilings showing the families that have studied here in the past. Interesting to read the info leaflet on entry to the theatre to see what damage was done during the bombings. Very tranquil... 更多
It is true that there is a wonderful feel of the past in here however there is not much else in this room. You can read some short information sheets and sit on the wooden lecture benches all centred around the marble anatomy table. Not sure it is worth the several euros. The corridors are much more interesting with amazing... 更多
Upon learning that one can visit an anatomical theatre in Bologna I just had to go there. The room is impressive, with all its statues, wood carvings and history. We arrived while a group of children visited and their teacher told them some of the history of the Teatro Anatomico and I was able to understand just a few infos... 更多
Amazing theatre located in the oldest University in the world. The whole theatre is beautifully decorated and made of carved wood. The Statues and skinless Sculptures with muscles exposed are stunning and even the statutes around the walls and on the ceiling are extraordinary. The marble table is in the middle of the room and you can take as many... 更多