European Heritage Days in Rome

€1 entry to Rome museums

A nationwide programme of events takes place in Italy on 20 September to mark European Heritage Days which takes place across Europe on the second-last weekend of September.

Organised in conjunction with the capital and the culture ministry, the initiative involves €1 entry prices into Rome's civic museums which remain open until midnight.

Participating museums include the Ara Pacis, the Capitoline Museums, Centrale Montemartini, Trajan's Markets, Museo di Roma, Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale, MACRO (both Testaccio and Via Nizza), Villa Torlonia, and Museo di Roma in Trastevere.

Meanwhile there is free entry to a number of lesser-visited city museums including Villa di Massenzio, Museo delle Mura, Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco, Museo Pietro Canonica, Museo della Repubblica Romana e della Memoria Garibaldina, Museo Napoleonico and Museo Carlo Bilotti.

There are also several events and guided tours taking place across the capital, including late openings at archaeological sites.

Held annually across Europe since 1991, the European Days of Patrimony are designed to emphasise the common cultural heritage shared between Europeans.

For more details see the Beni Culturali website.