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The Vatican Library is open on the same days as the Museum of Sta¬
tuary (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9-3), no permesso being
Wolkonsky, Villa (p. 275): Wednesdays and Saturdays, from
an early hour till dusk. Permesso for 6 persons obtained through
a consul or banker.
Those who are desirous of studying, drawing, or copying in Roman
museums or private collections must procure a Permesso, for which appli¬
cation must be made through the traveller's ambassador or consul. For the
Papal Museums the necessary permission is granted by Monsignor Ricci
(maggiordomo of the pope) at his office (see above), the written appli¬
cation having been left there a day or two previously (separate permessi re¬
quired for the museums of the Vatican and Lateran, the Vatican picture-
gallery, and Raphael's Loggie). In the case of Private Galleries, application
must be made to the proprietor (in French, if the applicant prefer), stating
at the same time precisely which picture it is intended to copy, as well
as the size and description of the copy. In some collections copies of the
original size must not be made. Respecting this and similar regulations,
information should be previously obtained from the custodian. The follow¬
ing form of application to the Monsgr. Maggiordomo, may be also ad¬
dressed to a principe or marchese, the 'Revma' being in this case omitted.
II sottoscritto che si traltiene a Roma con lo scopo di proseguire in quesla
capitate i suoi siudj artistici (storici, etc.), si prende la liberla di rivolgersi
con quesla a Vra Eccellenza Revma pregando La perche voglia accordargli il
grazioso permesso di far degli studj (dei disegni, delle notizie, etc.) net Museo
(nella Galleria) Vaticano. ^
Sperando di estere favorilo da Vra Eccellenza Reviha e jiregando La di
gradire anticipatamente i piii sinceri suoi rinejraziamenli, ha I'onore di pro¬
testors! col piii profondo rispetto ^
di Vra Eccellenza Revma
Roma li . . . . „ Ummo Obbmo Servilore
A Sua Eccellenza Revma N. N.
Monsignor Ricci-Paraccian i
Maggiordomo di Sua Santitd.
(To be compared with the preceding alphabetical list).
Daily: Capitoline Museum (p. 218) and Palace of the Con¬
servatori (p. 214). 10-3; on Sundays gratis, on other days ad¬
mission 50 c. —Forum Romanum (p. 222), from 9 till dusk. — Ex¬
cavations on the Palatine (p. 240), from 9 till dusk, on Sundays
gratis, on other days admission 1 fr. (closed in summer from 12 to
3). — Museo Kircheriano(p. 150), 9-3, on Sundays gratis, on other
days admission 1 fr. — Catacombs of St. Calixtus (p. 336), S. Ag¬
nese (p. 175), etc.
Daily, except Sunday: Collections of the Lateran (p. 271) 9-3.
— Academy of S. Luca (p. 237) 9-3. — Galleria Colonna (p. 157)
ll_3. _ Galleria Barberini (p. 168) 12-5, on Thursdays 2-5.
Sundays: Villa Borghese (p. 161), in the afternoon.
Mondays: Vatican Collections and Library, 9-3. — Galleria Bor¬
ghese (p. 188) 9-3. — Galleria Corsini (p. 322) 9-3. — Villa Pam-
fili (p. 327) from 1 till dusk.