¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 First to the little Palace of the Villa Farnesina across the Tiber, accessible only on the 1st and 15th of each month, where we are only admitted into two rooms, in which the elegant gilt furniture is turned face to the wall, carpets gone, and we left to stand upon the cold cement floor to gaze at the celebrated frescoes in common with fifty or sixty other curiosity seekers.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The principal attraction is the first room, where the ceiling is covered with Raphaels designing, twelve representations from the myth of Psyche, who was the xxx youngest of three sister Princesses who falls in love, +c, undoubtedly an artistic conception but the coloring is not pleasing and the imagination is severely taxed-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The second room contains a colossal head, a hasty charcoal sketch by Michael Angelo that is very expressive- The walls and ceiling are covered with mythological frescoes-
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Thence across the street to the larger Palace Corsini. Ascend several sets of wide stairways, and go through a dozen rooms containing about five hundred paintings, only a few of which are interesting, all old- A few artists are copying and the rooms full of American tourists- N.B. Ecce Homo by Carlo Dolce-, Julius 2nd sitting, fingers covered with immense seal rings, by Rapahel- A hare by Durer- Prometheus chained being destroyed by vultures, by Salvator Rosa- In the fifth room Queen Christine of Sweden died-
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Thence back to the Quirinal, Place Rospigliosi, where the courts, statuary, stairways, and railings, all rusty with age and decay have lost their beauty- The only attraction here is the celebrated ceiling frescoe of Guidio Reni- “Aurora strewing flowers before the chariot of the God of the Sun who is surrounded by dancing Horae”, and is his most celebrate work. Through the room were five artists making copies and their frames took up much room- The frescoe on