If you’re heading to Rome in the coming months, you might think that Rome has nothing to offer during the colder winter months of January – March. At the Scuderie del Quirinale starting in February, there will be an exhibition of the works of Caravaggio. I blogged about Caravaggio last year and even created a map of his works in Rome that makes a great walking tour.
From February 18 to June 13, 30 of Caravaggio’s works will be on display at the Scuderie del Quirinale. If you’re heading to Rome in the coming weeks, there’s also an exhibition about the paintings of Ancient Rome entitled Roma : la pittura di un impero.
The Scuderie del Quirinale is located at Via XXIV Maggio 16. It can be reached by bus or metro — my advice would be to take either Metro A or B and get off at Piazza della Repubblica or Cavour, respectively and walk. If you prefer the bus, the bus routes 16, 170, 36, 360, 37, 38, 40, 60, 61, 62, 64, 70 or H all stop nearby. If you’re at Termini Station, take bus 40 (Piazza Pia/Castel S. Angelo).
The Scuderie is open seven days a week. From Sunday through Thursday it opens at 10:00 am and closes at 8:00 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, they remain opened until 10:30 PM. Remember that ticket offices generally close an hour before the museum (so don’t expect to pop in for 30 minutes before it closes — they won’t let you in!). During Christmas Eve and New Years Eve the museum closes at 2:00 PM. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, the museum opens at 4:00 and closes at 10:30 PM.
Tour guides are available but require booking, especially if you prefer a language other than Italian. Tickets are 10 euro. Check out the Scuderie’s web site for information on discounts and other reductions.