Biblioteca Nazionale

Biblioteca Nazionale information

Location
Naples , Italy
Address
Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Plebiscito
Telephone
+390 81 781 91 11
Getting there
Bus: R2 to Via San Carlo
Metro: Municipio
More information
www.bnnonline.it
Opening hours
8.30am-7pm Mon-Fri, to 2pm Sat, papyri exhibition closes 2pm Mon-Sat
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Naples' downtown Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) is home to the Biblioteca Nazionale, its priceless treasures including at least 2000 papyri discovered at Herculaneum and fragments of a 5th-century Coptic Bible. Designed by some of Naples' most celebrated 19th-century craftspeople, the Biblioteca Nazionale's beautiful 2nd-floor Biblioteca Lucchesi Palli (Lucchesi Palli Library; closed Saturday) is home to numerous fascinating artistic artefacts, including letters by composer Giuseppe Verdi. You will need photo ID to enter the Biblioteca Nazionale.