The Archaeology and Art History Library (BiASA - the Biblioteca di Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte)

VIVE for Paper Sunday (Domenica di Carta)
- The Thousand Stories of VIVE
- Sunday 8 October, 11 am and 4 pm 


On the occasion of Domenica di Carta (Paper Sunday), the initiative promoted by the Ministry of Culture to enhance the immense and valuable archival and book heritage kept in state libraries and archives, the VIVE Institute accompanies the public to discover the Palazzo Venezia branch of the Archaeology and Art History Library (BiASA), which holds a cultural heritage of inestimable value. The tour reveals to visitors the story of the birth of this important place of preservation and transmission of knowledge, considered the most important public institution, nationwide, for research and study of archaeological, architectural, artistic and art-historical disciplines. Entering the Library will allow visitors to immerse themselves in a Renaissance atmosphere, passing through the majestic reading rooms that were once home to the private apartment of Pope Paul II, as well as the rooms of the so-called Torre della Biscia.

WHERE: Archaeology and Art History Library at Palazzo Venezia
WHEN: Sunday, October 8 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Information and reservations

This tour is free with reservations required.

The meeting point is at Palazzo Venezia, entrance from via Piazza Venezia 3.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the visit at the meeting point.

To make a reservation, contact the education team by sending an email to: