Located in the so-called Palazzetto, the library overlooks the secret garden or viridarium of Pope Paul II, one of the most striking corners of the Palazzo Venezia complex.
Established at the service of art historians when Palazzo Venezia was the seat of the Soprintendenza, i.e. the State office responsible for the protection of the historical and artistic heritage, the building continues to play a valuable role in the work of the VIVE's technical and scientific staff.
On 9th October, on the occasion of ‘Domenica di carta’ ('Paper Sunday'), the new initiative promoted by the italian Ministry of Culture with the aim of promoting the huge and precious archival and book heritage kept in state libraries and archives, the library of the VIVE Institute will be exceptionally open to the public.
Visitors of all ages will thus have the opportunity to take advantage of a special guided tour of the library, conducted by licensed tour guides commissioned by the VIVE, to understand how behind a restoration, an exhibition there is always study and research, and how fundamental the role of a library is in the management of a museum.
WHEN: Sunday 9th October
TIME: 10.30 am, 11.45 am, 4.15 pm, 5.45 pm
WHERE: library of Palazzo Venezia.
MEETING POINT: via del Plebiscito, n. 118.