Opening times until November 6, 2016:
From Tuesday to Friday 9.00am-8.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10.00am-9.00pm
24 and 31 december reduced opening times
Closed: Monday (Easter Monday and 25th april), 1st May, 25 december, 1 january.
For workshops, events and exhibitions, please see the "All scheduled events" section.
€ 7,00 per child.
Suitable for Children from 3 to 10 years of age.
Free admission: children aged between 0 and 1 years, first accompanying adult, teachers, disabled pupils/students, support teachers and A.E.C.;
Max 15 children per workshop (10 can be reserved through the 060608 Contact Centre and 5 on the spot).
Concessions: Bibliocard holders: € 5,00 (plus a 10% on the price of the products available at the library)
Roma pass holderds: concessionary ticket plus a 10% on the price of the products available at the library
The building dates back to the age of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1576-1633), client of the Villa outside Porta Pinciana. In the beginning it was a rural building intended as the house of the linen attendant of the noble family. The building was in the centre of a large row of mulberries which disappeared in the late ‘700, when the facing Piazza di Siena was created. At that time the architect Antonio Asprucci added the first floor balcony and the little church which was richly frescoed by Felice Giani and Giovan Battista Marchetti. In 1959 in the church was put the tomb of the sculptor Pietro Canonica, who lived for years in the nearby Fortezzuola (now a museum dedicated to him). After a long restoration process which also enabled to recover the original colours of the façade, the decorations of the room and of the church and the frescoes of the porch, now the building is back to its ancient splendour turning itself into a little house of wonders for boys and girls.
Library - Reading Room
A space dedicated to reading.
Free activities, booking required on the spot, suitable for children from 3 years of age, max 15 children per workshop.
See details in Educational Activities.
Born to Read Area.
A space dedicated to children's fist reading books.
Activities with free admission, under the supervision of accompanying adults.
Gift and Bookshop.
A "free play" area, € 3,00 per child.
Birthday parties for children.
Children can celebrate their birthday at the Casina di Raffaello.
Info and bookings: tel. +39 06 8558334: Tuesday-Friday from 10.30 to 12.30
Free for accompanying adults. Minimum 10 children.
Corporate Events: firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational activities and services for schools: Info +39 060608