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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


Rome Downtown said...

Hello, anyway to contact you via email?

Dianne Bennett and William Graebner said...

Hey, Rome Downtown. Yes:

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...