Italian Libraries – Biblioteche

Without doubt one of the most interesting photo assignments I’ve shot while in Italy – the hidden treasures to discover in Italy’s exsquisite libraries.

The highlight no doubt for me was photographing Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, original edition published in 1472 at the beautiful Biblioteca Angelica in Rome.

You can read the full article in the New York Times here and view more photos in my Italy Image Archive.

On your next visit to Italy, be sure to include at least one of these hidden gems in your travel plans.

Dante Alighieri Divine Comedy

Dante’s Divine Comedy, original edition printed in 1472 – primo canto, first poem – l’ Inferno … Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, Italy

Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence

The reading room, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, Italy

Biblioteca Angelica, Italian Library

Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, Italy

Biblioteca Angelica, Italian library

Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, Italy

Biblioteca Angelica, Rome Library

Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, Italy

Biblioteca Casanatense, Italian Library

Salone Monumentale, Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome, Italy

Biblioteca Casanatense, Italian Library

Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome, Italy

Biblioteca Casanatense, Italian Library

Reading room, Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome, Italy

Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Italian Library

Entrance to the great read room, Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Rome, Italy

Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Italian Library

9th Century Alcuin Bible, Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Rome, Italy

 

Photos copyright: Susan Wright

Editorial, travel, portrait and lifestyle photographer, Rome, Italy

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