In addition to the wonderful museum itineraries proposed, there is the possibility of showing to guests some ancient
manuscripts of the Library funds, normally not accessible to the general public. The viewing of the manuscripts is possible subject to authorization and availability by the College of Fellows of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Private viewing of the manuscripts is held in the following rooms: Room XXIII of the Pinacoteca; for a maximum of 30 participants Sala della Rosa, in the Library; for a maximum of 15 participants
ACCESS TO THE VAULT, SALA DEL TESORO
The Biblioteca Ambrosiana houses more than a million printed volumes and tens of thousands ofmanuscripts, drawings and engravings. Among its funds we find works and authors who have made the history of Western culture, from Galileo to Petrarch, from Plautus to Pacioli, from Rubens to Dürer, from Piero della Francesca to Boccaccio, from Macchiavelli to Cesare Beccaria. But also works that tell us the history, art and culture of peoples and areas of the world far away from us: Hebrew, Arab, Armenian, Chinese
and Indian manuscripts, and again: nautical charts, papyri, incunabula, sixteenth-century books, etc… The most precious and fragile manuscripts are kept in special places, where temperature and humidity are controlled and where therefore the human presence must be monitored. Precisely in these spaces, among the most secret of the entire structure, it is possible to host some guests on rare occasions (maximum 4 people, no more than 4 times a year), to give them an absolutely exceptional experience.