Biblioteca Classense

Local nameBiblioteca Classense
LocationRavenna, Italy

The Biblioteca Classense is the public library of Ravenna, Italy.

In 1803, with the Napoleonic suppression of monasteries and religious institutions, a library was created to harbor the confiscated books. They were housed in the Library of the Camaldolese Monastery, which had been founded in the 17th century by the Abbott Pietro Canneti in the Abbey of Classe. The collection includes manuscript codices, incunabula, prints, musical works, and numerous artworks and books. Added to the collection included the library of the architect Camillo Morigia and the art critic Corrado Ricci.

The library has a large collection of editions of the works related to Dante Alighieri.

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Address 18 Via Alfredo Baccarini, Ravenna 48121, Italy

Coordinates 44°24'52.205" N 12°11'59.168" E

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