In a couple of weeks all the visitors will be allowed to access some of the Roman Museums for free!
The Week of Culture, from the 5th to the 10th of March 2019, has been announced and many state museums and archaeological sites will be free of charge, including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Borghese Gallery. The tickets will be completely free, but don’t forget that in some Museums the reservation is required and usually it has a cost of 2€ (for example, you will need to get your reservation for Borghese Gallery).
Throughout the whole year, there will be 20 (and not 12 as the last year) free access days to many Italian museums and archaeological sites. The Week of Culture will be chosen every year in a different period of the year and other “free days” will be chosen independently by every single museum.
For this year, the access to the Colosseum (and the Roman Forum) will be free of charge for the following days:
- Every first Sunday from January to March and from October until December.
- From the 5th to the 10th of March 2019
- 9th May
- 5th June
- 29th June
- 23rd September
- 4th October
- 4th November
Furthermore, every last Thursday of May, June, September and November the entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum will be free of charge for the last three hours during the opening hours of the site.
These dates are:
30th May from 3.30pm until 6.30pm
27th June from 3.30pm until 6.30pm
26th September from 2pm until 5pm
31st October from 11.30 until 2.30pm
28th November from 11.30 until 2.30pm
During the free access days, reservations for sections like Underground of the Colosseum, Belvedere
Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, are under the jurisdiction of the Vatican City (and not under the Italian law) and the free access days are, as usual, every last Sunday of the month.
During the next