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Monday, September 20, 2010

Waiting for Caravaggio



On a miserably hot day in early June, we took out-of-town guests to see the Caravaggio exhibit at the Quirinale. We purchased tickets--reservations for a particular day and time--on-line, thereby avoiding an uncomfortable, interminable, and possibly fruitless wait outside in the scorching sun, where vendors were selling small, colorful, shade umbrellas to the ticketless. A tent protected the first 20 or 30, but the line was hundreds of feet long, and Godot wasn't showing up anytime soon. Bill

3 comments:

Rome Downtown said...

Hello, anyway to contact you via email?
Thanks!

Dianne Bennett and William Graebner said...

Hey, Rome Downtown. Yes: romethesecondtime@gmail.com

Smiley1081 said...

You can get an annual pass for both the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and the Scuderie del Quirinale for 60 leuri each, 100 leuri for a double pass, and use a MUCH shorter dedicated queue.

It is also useful if I am in the Via Nazionale area and I need a clean toilet...