Visit Europe’s First Public Library in Cesena

If you’re a lover of books and libraries like I am, you’ll get a rush stepping inside what is said to be the first public and monastic library in Europe, Istituzione Biblioteca Malatestiana or the Malatestiana Library. The experience is made even more remarkable when you learn that despite wars and natural disasters, the building, furnishings, and manuscripts have all remained virtually untouched since the structure was built in the middle of the 15th century.

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