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The palace

The Archiginnasio Palace is open from 9 am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, closed on Sunday.
The Anatomical Theater can be visited from 10 am to 6 pm with an entrance ticket of 3 euros. The ticket allows access to the Stabat Mater Room when not occupied by Library activities.

On June 17 the Stabat Mater Hall will not be open for maintenance work

The part dedicated to the Library is not accessible for tourist visits.

Planning a visit to the Anatomical Theatre

Reservations are strongly recommended and are MANDATORY for Saturdays and holidays. It is also compulsory for groups: a maximum of 30 people can be booked every 10 minutes.

The ticket booking and presale service is available at

Tickets purchased in advance have a surcharge of €0.50.
Online ticket purchases are non-refundable.

The booked ticket must be shown at the ticket office at the time specified in the booking. Any titles giving entitlement to free admission must be indicated when purchasing online and then shown at the ticket office. Only one person at a time may enter the ticket office by presenting their booking; other visitors are requested to wait in the queue keeping a safe distance. It is requested that you arrive at the ticket office on time, in order to ensure that all visitors who have booked can enter on time.

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, preferably with payment by debit and/or credit card, depending on the availability of the first available free time slot, taking into account predefined slots and online purchases. For groups of more than 8 persons, however, reservation is compulsory.

If there is no immediate availability, it is necessary to wait for the time slot: you are not entitled to immediate entry.

Any invoice must be requested at the time of online booking at the following email address:, enclosing a copy of the payment and providing the necessary details for electronic invoicing.


  • tour guides with ID card
  • journalists with ID card
  • one person per group of at least 10 persons
    primary and secondary school classes
  • two accompanying persons per school group
    young people up to the age of 18
  • disabled persons with one accompanying person
  • ICOM members presenting a valid membership card
    Culture Card subscribers

Access for people with mobility problems

People with mobility problems can access the library or visit the Palazzo by entering from Via de’ Foscherari no. 2 (see map). Ring the bell on the right and wait or call 051/276816 or 051/276822. On Saturdays only from 2 to 6 p.m. please call no. 051 276821 (Anatomical Theatre ticket office).