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A Visit To The Malatestiana Library In Cesena, Italy

December 1, 2019
Ancient books at the Malatestiana Library in Cesena

CESENA, Italy — 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, the Malatestiana Library. The experience is made even more remarkable when you learn that despite wars and natural disasters, the building, its furnishings, and manuscripts have all remained virtually unscathed since the structure was built…