Begin in Florence to discover libraries including the Biblioteca Marucelliana, home to the Mare Magnum, a "universal bibliography" attempted by its founders, and theBiblioteca Nazionale Centrale, the largest public national library in Italy. View dazzling art collections at the Uffizi Gallery, then continue by train to Rome.
Enjoy exclusive entrée to the literary collections of the Eternal City, with private visits to the Vatican Secret Archives, Villa Medici library and American Academy of Rome library, as well as a special reception at the 400-year-old Biblioteca Casanatense. View Rome's artistic treasures, including the Sistine Chapel, Borghese Gallery, and works of Caravaggio and Raphael in the Church of Sant'Agostino. At Santa Maria sopra Minerva, discover sculptures by Michelangelo and Bernini.
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