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San Matteo degli Armeni

San Matteo degli Armeni library was inaugurated in July 2012 following a long period of renovation works . It is just outside the medieval walls of Perugia and it is part of the XIII Century monumental complex of San Matteo degli Armeni. All around the library a park of 5.000 sq. metres with ruins of XVII Century structures, the garden’s period of splendour when it was decorated with plants, fountains and statues.
Church of San Matteo degli Armeni is managed by the Russian Orthodox Community.

It is a centre of  research, promotion of initiatives, debates and specialised studies, with a specific book assets about peace, nonviolence, human rights, intercultural and interfaith dialogue and ethical-fair trade.

The library owns the private collection of the peruginian philosopher Aldo Capitini, made available by the “Fondazione Centro Studi Aldo Capitini”; the” Centro di documentazione 'Elisabetta Campus'” Umbrian Section of Amnesty International; the ARPA Umbria, environmental documentary library. 

A section of the green area shaped some gardens, supervised by the district association of Porta Sant’Angelo. On the 6th of March 2016 the “Giardino dei Giusti del Mondo” (Garden of honests of the world). From June 2015 it is also seat for marriages


The library offers:
100 reading seats – consultation –  bibliographical references - inner or between libraries loan - computer with internet access and computer printing – video – guided tours – cultural activities – classes and educational lab - wifi - MediaLibraryOnLine – 80 seats multi-purpose room (ground floor) with screen, projector, computer, internet, audio system, webcam for videoconferences – 40 seats room (ground floor) for meetings and conferences – 20 seats room for groups and associations – coatroom and refreshment point – sound recording room of audio book for the project ‘Leggi per me’ (read for me) – piano.
The library is wheelchair accessible.

Read more on Wikipedia about the history, the building, the spaces and the collections of the library.

Opening Hours

: tel. +39 0755773560
via Monteripido, 2 - 06125 Perugia

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