Italy’s culture week: free entry to state museums

The 13th Annual Cultural Week in Italy will be from April 9th to 17th 2011: museums, monuments and archaeological sites are free. The announcement was made last week by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (read here in Italian).  It’s a good time to visit the state museums, even the big ones:

Some state museums:


The Roman Forum by Leandro Neumann Ciuffo
  • Palatine Antiquarium (Palatino ed Antiquarium Palatino)
  • The Domus Aurea (Domus Aurea)
  • The Roman Forum (Foro Romano)
  • Pantheon


Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee)
  • Orsanmichele (Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele )
  • The Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi)
  • Galleria dell’Accademia
  • Villa Corsini


Pinacoteca di Brera by Simonetta Viterbi
  • Anfiteatro Romano
  • Cappella espiatoria
  • Cenacolo vinciano
  • Pinacoteca di Brera


Drawing of Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man at the Gallerie dell'Accademia
  • Gallerie dell’Accademia
  • Museo Archeologico Nazionale
  • Museo d’arte Orientale
  • Museo Nazionale di Villa Pisani

Other state museums in Italy are available here.