Beauty and culture are a common good that needs to be protected, promoted and made accessible to everyone: for this reason, from January 5, 2020, museums, galleries, monuments and archaeological parks of the city will be free all year round every first Sunday of the month, welcoming citizens and tourists from all over the world for a day dedicated to the discovery or rediscovery of the city’s cultural heritage.
Opening for free and without distinctions are the national cultural spaces, from the Colosseum to Castel Sant'Angelo and Palazzo Barberini – the complete list is available on the MIBACT website – but also civic museums and cultural sites, for which until the last year the gratuity was reserved only to residents of the Metropolitan City. The first Sundays of the month thus become, even more, a great moment of sharing, more and more participated.
Alongside the eight small museums (always with free admission), there’s plenty of choice for many tastes: you can walk in the frescoed rooms of the Musei Capitolini or among the machines and statues of Centrale Montemartini, admire the Markets of Trajan, one of the greatest monumental complexes of Imperial Rome, the Museo dell’Ara Pacis, the two seats of the Museo di Roma in Palazzo Braschi and in Trastevere and the small but interesting collection of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale, or reach the Museo Civico di Zoologia and the Museums of Villa Torlonia.
In addition to the permanent collections, the free Sundays allow discovering the numerous exhibitions in the civic museums without paying, except for the exhibitions at the Museo dell’Ara Pacis, the Museo di Roma Palazzo Braschi and in the new exhibition space of Villa Caffarelli, at the Musei Capitolini, soon to be opened, where MIC Card holders are entitled to buy reduced tickets.