July 1 saw the entry into force of the new system of charges for public museums and archaeological sites contemplated in the Ministerial Decree and announced by the Minister Dario Franceschini on the occasion of the general assembly of Italian culture held at the Conciliazione Auditorium in Rome.
From July, public museums will be free for under-18s only, with visitors up to 25 paying a concession price and those over 25 paying the full admission price. The over-65s will no longer be entitled to free entry, which will be maintained only for under-18s and a number of categories, such as teachers.
Also contemplated in the Decree however, is free museum entry on the first Sunday of each month, and two night-time admissions a year at a cost of one Euro; in addition, the major museums, including the Colosseum, will remain open on Friday evenings until 10 p.m.
From 6 July, on the first Sunday of every month, public cultural attractions (museums, galleries, archaeological sites, parks and monumental gardens) will be free for all categories of visitors.
Before your visit, we recommend calling the museum to check opening times.
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