Summer closure

Dear visitors,the Biblioteca Capitolare will be closed for summer holiday from 10th to 21st August 2020. The library will reopen on Saturday, 22 August and the English tour will held every Friday at 11.00 a.m. Tickets must be reserved at least one day in advance by phone (+39 331 594 6961) or by email (

Post fata resurgam – renewal paths

“Post fata resurgam” – renewal paths With these Latin words, meaning “After death I will resurrect”, Canon Giuseppe Turrini – director of the Biblioteca Capitolare – commented on the library’s reopening in 1948.Tradition attributes this motto to the phoenix, a legendary bird which is born again from the ashes of its own fire: the same…

The Biblioteca Capitolare reopens!

After the long closure, due to the Covid-19 health emergency, we are delighted to announce that the Biblioteca Capitolare is reopening to the public! We are waiting for you, in compliance with all the proper safety measures, from Saturday, 6 June 2020. Access to the Library for tourists will be granted only through guided tours.…