The Small Italian Skylight Room is located in the “New Hermitage.” Why is it called, “The Small Italian Skylight Room” I have no idea because the room is enormous occupying 29 rooms. It is one of three rooms in the Hermitage that are lit by skylights in the roof. At the time the “New Hermitage” was built skylights were a novelty. The room as you can see is very richly decorated with beautiful moldings. Throughout the Room the Italian art displayed is from the 16th through 17th centuries. The red walls of the room are not painted they are covered with red fabric. That must have taken a long time and a lot of effort to make it look as perfect as it appears.