“Per saecula – moments of history of the Biblioteca Capitolare”

On Thursday, 9 December, the Fondazione Biblioteca Capitolare is launching the new exhibition Per saecula – moments of history of the Biblioteca Capitolare”

The exhibition’s title recalls a line from the poem surrounding the Raterian Iconography: ancient picture portraying Verona and now lost, but still visible in the Biblioteca Capitolare in the shape of a few 18th-century copies.

It’s a time travel “throughout the centuries”, discovering the most significant moments and protagonists marking the history of the oldest still working library in the world. This path will be followed by going backwards, from the most recent – and tragic – events, reconstructing the story and the evolution of the Capitolare.
The tour will be accompanied by photographic reproduction and original documents, including one of the Copies of the Iconography, one incunabulum by Dante, and more documents attesting dramatic facts, but also sotries of rebirth and renewal.

The exhibition has been set up in some rooms of the adjacent Canonical Museum (entrance in the Canonical Cloister), as the Capitolare’s monumental hall is temporarily inaccessible because of ongoing works.

Per saecula” starts on Thursday, 9 December 2021 at 2:30 PM, and can be visited individually in the following days: from Thursday to Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 2:30 to 5:30 PM – except for 24-25-26 December and 1-2 January (Christmas closure).

For a fuller experience, including the visit to some of the Capitolare’s rooms and the vision of further original manuscripts and printed books, it is possible to reserve a guided tour (available in English as well). Tours are activated with a minimum of 5 participants – or with a contribution of 60 € for smaller groups as well. For information and reservations, please contact us at info@bibliotecacapitolare.it


Exhibition: full fare €3, under 14 €1, free for children under the age of 10.

exhibition + guided tour: full fare €13, under 14 €8, free for children under the age of 10.