Another wonder of the Baroque period, this snapshot of the luxury and lavish expenditure of Italy’s past has acted as the storehouse of the Roman National Academy of Science
‘s book collection for years. Originally a palace, this building still retains all the grandeur of its glorious past in the sweeping arches, soaring columns, and gleaming marble. The Academy is one of Italy’s most prestigious, counting Galileo himself among its former members. The idyllic location of this library, backing onto Rome’s fabulous Botanical Gardens
, simply adds to its awe-inspiring atmosphere. The store includes notable works on architecture, astronomy, oriental philosophy, mathematics, and modern and ancient literature to name but a few.