Biblioteca Malatestiana

Tour itinerary

In order to visit the Ancient Library, it's necessary to book 24 hours in advance. Please, download the App "IoPrenoto" (Apple Store  - Google Play and follow these simple steps: 1 - Open the App "IoPrenoto" 
2 - Find on the map the "Malatesta Library"
3 - Check the time slots available on the day you prefer and confirm your option!

In the next few days, check the status of your reservation.
One hour before a prompt will notify you of your visit!

Tour itinerary
The visit itinerary includes the fifteenth-century Malatesta Library and the so called "Piana" one, the private library of Pio VII (Gregorio Barnaba Chiaramonti from Cesena), today an integral part of the ancient library, where are permanently displayed the choir books of the Cathedral and the ones of Cardinal Bessarion and - in rotation -   ancient books, manuscripts and printed volumes. 
The visitors will have access to the library rooms through the “Picture Gallery”: a preparatory space that introduces the visitors to the Codex Room.
This gallery, through original and replicated documents, briefly presents the figure and the iconology of Malatesta Novello, the shaping of the library, the context in which it rose.
Here ancient maps, archeological remains and recontructions find their perfect place. Monthly, different manuscripts are exhibited in special showcases.

Visit duration
The visit lasts 50 minutes. 
The bookshop of the library, that includes history books, catalogue and gadgets, can be visited in the wait.

The Aula of Nuti is situated at the first floor of the library: the access for persons with disabilities is guaranteed by an elevator.


Piazza Bufalini, 1 
47521 Cesena FC
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Please book your visit 24 hours in advance with the App IoPrenoto.
For further information send an email to  


For conservative and security reasons, visits are held by an expert guide and in groups of maximum 6 people at the following times:
Every morning at 10.00, the visit will be held in English for everyone,
without the need for reservations and at no additional cost.


Regular: euro 5,00
Reduced: euro 4,00  (People over 65, scholars and university students, groups of ≥10 visitors, owners of FAI/TOURING CLUB/ITALIA NOSTRA/ROMAGNA SMART PASS cards/badges, and for everyone in case the visit path is limited due to work in progress or preparations).
Special:  € 2,00 (Short visits on special events);

Free admissions:

  • On the first Sunday of every month and on special occasions and events, such as: European Heritage Days, International Museum days (ICOM), as well as during other special days/celebrations established by the Ministry, the Region, Municipality and by other competent authorities in charge;
  • Students involved in didactic works;
  • Owners of the 18APP bonus;
  • Children under 6 years;
  • Persons with disabilities and their accompaying person;
  • Tour guides and tourism interpreters, who are requested to show a valid license issued by the competent authority;
  • Teachers accompanying student groups;
  • Journalists, who are requested to show a valid certificate;
  • Owners of the following cards/badges: CESENA CARD, ROMAGNA VISIT CARD, AIB, ICOM (International Council of Museums);
  • Delegations engaged in European Projects;
  • Disadvantaged visitors on the proposal of competent services.

The entrance ticket to the Malatesta Library allows free admission to the Archeological Museum (currently closed for restoration) and to the Municipal Art Gallery.