118 Prelim. Information. ROME. (.ollections. Villas, etc.
* Ludorisi, Villa (p. 164), collection of ancient sculptures, on Thurs¬
days from 10 till dusk, by permesso (for 6 persons), which may
be procured at the traveller's consulate.
[Massimo, Villa (p. 274), frescoes: closed, and no prospect at
present of its being re-opened.]
[Massimi alle Colonne, Palazzo (p. 202); the discus-thrower is
now in the Pal. Lancelotti, p. 192.]
Medici, Villa (p. 143), collection of casts: daily, 8-12, and
afternoon till dusk, except Saturdays.
* Palatine, Excavations on the (p. 240): daily, admission 1 fr. ;
on Sundays gratis from 9 till dusk; closed in summer from
12 to 3.
*Pa»rfili, Villa Doria (p. 327), garden (and a few statues in the
Casino) : Mondays and Fridays, after 1 o'clock; two-horse car¬
riages also admitted.
Quirinale, Palazzo del (p. 170), the residence of the King, daily,
but part of it only is shown.
Rospiyliosi, Casino (p. 171), picture-gallery: Wednesdays and
fSeiarra - Colonna , Palazzo, seep. 149.]
Spada alia Regola, Palazzo (p. 205), antiquities and picture-
gallery: usually Mondays , Wednesdays, and Saturdays 10-3;
closed in the height of summer.
Thermae of Caracalla (p. 257), daily from 9 till dusk; adm. 1 fr.;
on Sundays gratis.
Thermae of Titus (p. 236), at the same time.
* Vatican Collections and Library (p. 289) accessible daily, excopt
Saturdays and Sundays, gratis, by permessi. These may either
be obtained through a consul, or by direct application at the
Segretaria of the Maggiordomo (9-1 o'clock) in the Cortile di
S. Damaso (p. 289). Intending visitors apply to the Swiss guard
(no gratuity) at the Portone di Bronzo, opposite the chief en¬
trance to the Vatican (p. 289), and are conducted to the of¬
fice, where they write their names in the permesso. The hotel-
keepers [also procure permessi for their guests at a charge of
1 x/-i fr. each. On leaving the Vatican the visitor should not
omit to procure at once anotherpe rmesso in the way above
mentioned, or apply to the custodian for its renewal C/2-l fr- )•
Besides the permessi for artists and scientific men mentioned below,
there are three kinds of ordinary permessi (each available for 5 persons) :
1. For Raphael's Stanze and Loggie, the Picture Gallery, and the Sistine
Chapel, 9-3 o'clock on the first five week-days, festivals excepted. 2. For
the Museum of Statuary, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays,
9-3. 3. For the Etruscan Museum, Egyptian Museum, and Raphael's Tapestry,
Thursday 9-3, feast-days excepted. — The Permessi Nos. 1 and 2 are
printed on white paper, No. 3 on yellow.