The Sala della Crociera opens to the public for the first time

From February 18th, special openings and free guided tours to the Library of Archeology and History of Art

Rome 02/14/2022

 

Among the numerous visiting experiences that the VIVE Institute makes available to the public of all ages, there is a great novelty, scheduled for Friday, February 18th. The new guided tour is named "The Sala della Crociera and the Library of the Roman College " and is supposed to become an integral part of the VIVE program.
 

The Sala della Crociera is located in the building of the Roman College, founded between 1581 and 1584 as the headquarters of the Society of Jesus and today divided between the Liceo Visconti and the Ministry of Culture. Today, the Sala della Crociera is home to a section of the Library of Archeology and History of the Art. Here you can find magnificent bookshelves with rare book editions, and the cozy atmosphere of the former Major Library, where the friars and students of the prestigious institute of the Roman College once studied.

A jewel unknown to most, the Sala della Crociera opens its doors for the first time for free guided tours that will allow you to admire not only the room itself, but also some precious antique book volumes.

It is possible to visit the Sala della Crociera and the Library of the Roman College on Friday, February 18th, March 4th and 18th  at 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Guided tours are free of charge and do not require an entrance ticket.

The visits start from Palazzo Venezia and are part of a global relaunch program of the Library of Archeology and History of Art planned by the new VIVE Institute. Since it took over the management of the Library in recent months, VIVE has been working together with the Ministry of Culture to enhance the structure and the library collections, in view of its transfer to Palazzo San Felice, near the Quirinale.

 

More information is available on the “Exhibitions and events”.