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Tombe dei Glossatori, Bologna

Tombe dei Glossatori - Bologna, Italy
Tombe dei Glossatori
Piazza San Domenico e Piazza Malpighi, Bologna, Italy 40124Map
Neighborhood: Malpighi

Bolognese lawyers, to whom the foundation of the Alma Mater Studiorum is owed, were called Glossatori, because they used to add glosses, notes and postscripts to the legal texts and manuscripts from which they completed their studies. In their honor, while memory retains the vestiges of their actions as regards legal texts, the city keeps their remains inside an important funeral monument still visible today from the Piazza San Domenico, as well as in Piazza Malpighi, in the shadow of the Basilica di San Francesco. These are monumental arches covered with shrines, supported by columns decorated with enamelled tiles, within which are the coffins of hundreds of famous scholars from the Studium.

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