When is FREE to visit museums in Italy?

Around Italy to discover the free museums that are worth visiting

Italy has an immense cultural heritage. You can find art and places of historical interest almost everywhere, even in unexpected places. It’s like strolling around in a huge open-air museum.

Did you know that you can visit these places with no cost? In addition to the most important and well-known museums in Italy, there are many interesting free museums that are worth visiting. In this article we have made a guide with free - entrance museums in the main cities of Italy and according to the ministerial initiative for free museum in Sunday.


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FREE MUSEUM

Around Italy there are many museums and art spaces that are completely free all year round or in some specific days. They are minor museums, contemporary art spaces, thematic museums and palaces. Let's find out what are the free museums of Italian cities and the reasons why you should visit them.

ROME

In Rome there are numerous that you can visit for free throughout the year, including:

San Luca National Gallery

Historical Museum of Liberation

Casal de 'Pazzi Museum

Boncompagni Ludovisi Museum

Mario Praz Museum

Napoleonic Museum

Pirandello' s House Museum

Museum of the Italian Mint

Central Institute for Graphics.

MILAN

Gallerie d'Italia, the Intesa San Paolo museum center, always free

Boschi di Stefano House-Museum, always free

Bicocca Hangar, always free

Museo del Risorgimento, free admission every day from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm (closed on Mondays)

Museums of the Sforzesco Castle and Pietà Rondanini by Michelangelo, free entry every Tuesday from 2.00 pm; Wednesday to Sunday from 16.00 to 17.00.

Modern Art Gallery, free every day one hour before closing.

Civic Aquarium of Milan, free admission every Tuesday from 2.00 pm; from Wednesday to Sunday from 4.30pm to 5.00pm.

TURIN

Fruit Museum, free every Wednesday

Modern and contemporary art gallery, free every first Tuesday of the month

Museum of Oriental Art, free every first Tuesday of the month

Palazzo Madama, free every first Wednesday of the month

NAPLES 

PAN, always free

Madre Museum, free every Monday

Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino, free every first Sunday of the month

Palazzo Zevalos, free every first Sunday of the month

Archaeological Museum of Naples, free on the first Sunday of the month

Girolamini complex, free on the first Sunday of the month

 FLORENCE

Uffizi Gallery, free on first Sunday of the month

National Bargello Museum, free on first Sunday of the month

Academy Gallery, free on first Sunday of the month

Museum of the Medici Chapels, free on first Sunday of the month

Palazzo Pitti, free on first Sunday of the month

Boboli Gardens,free on first Sunday of the month for non-residents

Museum of Palazzo Davanzati, free on first Sunday of the month

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MUSEUMS FOR FREE THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

From 2014 there is an interesting initiative that will let you visit museums for free. 

The initiative is called '' I go to the Museum '' and will allow you to visit more than 480 sites including museums, monuments, archaeological sites, palaces and monumental gardens on the first Sunday of the month, from October to March without spending money. 

We consult you before the visit call the museum so that you ensure that it's actual open that day.

Especially, Vatican Museums have free entrance every last Sunday of the month. The opening hours are from 9 to 14 and the last entry is allowed until 12:30; if the last day of the month coincides with a holiday, admission will be charged. It is generally crowded but it will be worth seeing the rooms of Raphael, the helicoidal staircase by Giuseppe Momo, the Pinacoteca, the Gallery of geographical maps and the Sistine Chapel.

CALENDAR AND DATE FREE OPENINGS MUSEUMS IN 2019

7 April 2019

5 May 2019

2 June 2019

7 July 2019

4 August 2019

1 September 2019

6 October 2019

3 November 2019

1 December 2019