University of Bologna

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Bo University

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The University of Padua, or the University of Bo, appeared among the first in Europe. Most of the university is located in the building of the Palazzo Bo. Translated from Italian, it translates as “bull’s palace” or “bull’s palace”. Behind the unusual name is an everyday past – until 1222, a slaughterhouse and a restaurant were located here. In 1552, the old building was destroyed and a new one was built, in which part of the classrooms were placed on an open terrace.

From its past, in addition to its name, the University of Padua also inherited an emblem in the form of a bull’s skull.

Bo is also famous for the fact that Galileo Galilei himself taught at this university. Nikolai Copernicus, Francis Skorina and many other famous Italians sat at the desks of the University of Padua. And next to the stairs at the university there is a portrait of a woman, her name is Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia. She was the first woman to be educated in Bo. This happened in 1678 at the Faculty of Philosophy.

It was at the University of Padua that an anatomical theater appeared for the first time in Europe. The preparation table was made in such a way that, if necessary, it could be easily lowered into the subfloor. It was necessary to hide the “anatomist” during the checks of the Inquisition. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Padua is still considered the strongest in Italy today.

Now Bo is a prestigious educational institution with thousands of students, dozens of faculties, laboratories and departments. Entrance for tourists to the University of Padua is free.

Адрес: Padua, Via 8 February 1848, 2.

University of Bologna

University of Bologna (Italy) — detailed description, address, opening hours, how to get there. Information about curricula and courses, reviews.

The University of Bologna (Università di Bologna) is the oldest continuously existing in Europe, is a member of the Association of European Universities “Utrecht Network”. Umberto Eco, Albrecht Durer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Petrarch and other no less great people of the 11th-20th centuries studied and taught here.


The exact date of the founding of the university is unknown, it is only known that Irnerius opened his public lectures in 1088, which is considered the year of the founding of his institute, and held the department there until his death (between 1125 and 1137). The wonderful climate of the city also added popularity among foreign students. Not only young men came to study, but already quite adults, family people. Surprising for that time was the fact that it was impossible to enter the university only because of one’s position – knowledge was required both by the son of an artisan and the son of a king. And also the fact that women, both students and teachers, were allowed into its depths.

The heyday of the Bologna school of law at the university fell on the period of the beginning of the 12th century and the second half of the 13th. At this time, other sciences began to be taught here: philosophy, Latin and Greek literature, and medicine.

Today, the university includes not only campuses throughout the city, museums, research centers, the greatest library, but also branches in Italy and abroad – in Rimini, Ravenna, Forli, Buenos Aires.


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Address: Via Zamboni, 33 – 40126 Bologna – Partita

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