European Heritage Days 2018 in Rome

Numerous Rome museums will stay open late on Saturday 22 September.Italy presents a nationwide programme of more than 1,000 events to mark European Heritage Days which is held across Europe on the wee...

Italy launches €2 opera tickets for under 25s

Rome Opera House among 14 foundations to offer cut-price tickets to young people. Young people aged between 18 and 25 will be able to purchase opera tickets in Italy for the discounted rate of €2 fol...

Italy to introduce free museum week in March

Under-25 visitors to Italy's museums to pay €2 entry fee from 2019. Italy's culture minister Alberto Bonisoli has announced a plan for 20 days of free admission to state museums and archaeological si...

Rome's secret libraries

Exploring Rome's secret libraries: Angelica, Casanatense and Valicelliana by Arianna Farina The city of Rome is a book of stone, monuments and ancient artefacts which make up and pass on the intri...

Rome museums free on Sunday 2 September

Free opening of state museums could be final Domenica al Museo in Rome. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on 2 September, in what could be the final installme...

Rome museums free on 5 August

Free state museum openings could be Rome's final Domenica al Museo. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on 5 August, in what could be the final installment of t...

Italy to scrap monthly free entry to museums

Free first Sunday of the month initiative at Italy's museums to end. Italy's new culture minister Alberto Bonisoli is to abolish his ministry's monthly initiative granting free entry to state museums...

Rome library gives away free books

Rome's Biblioteca Apollinaire offers maximum of five books per person. The Apollinaire Library of the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre is giving away free books throughout July, from its city-centr...

Colosseum recalls opening games with virtual reality

First show produced by Colosseum archaeological park.A new multimedia show inside the Colosseum recalls the 100-day inaugural games held to celebrate the completion of the amphitheatre in 80 AD.Entitl...

Italian state fined €28 million over illegal street art museum in Rome

Court orders the eviction of squatters at MAAM whose director is new head at Rome's MACRO. Italy's interior ministry has been fined €27.9 million over an illegally-occupied former salami factory turn...

Rome launches €5 pass for city museums

MIC card gives Rome residents unlimited access to city museums for one year. Rome has introduced a new museum pass that entitles the capital's residents to unlimited access to city-run museums for 12...

Rome museums free on 1 July

Museums in Rome free on first Sunday of every month. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on the first Sunday of every month, with the next edition of Domenica a...

Rome's Palatine hill reopens walkway after 18 years

Southern section of Rome's Palatine hill has been closed since 2000.Rome has reopened a walkway leading from the southern slopes of the Palatine hill up to the Roman Forum, after an 18-year closure. T...

Rome museums free on Sunday 3 June

Museums in Rome free on first Sunday of every month. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on the first Sunday of every month, with the next edition of Domenica a...

Rome's Palazzo Barberini opens 11 new rooms

New rooms and Borromini staircase open to public for first time. The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica at Palazzo Barberini opens 11 new rooms to the public on 18 May after museum management came to a...

New Rome museum at Palazzo Merulana

Palazzo Merulana houses Cerasi collection of 20th-century Italian art.A new museum hosting the important early 20th-century art collection of the Cerasi Foundation opens at Palazzo Merulana in Rome's...

Open House Roma 2018

Rome's most intriguing buildings open their doors from 12-13 May.Registration is now open for the 2018 edition of Open House Roma which involves more than 200 of Rome’s museums, libraries, galleries,...

Rome restores S. Maria in Trastevere

Façade of Rome basilica shines again after year-long restoration.The façade of the Basilica di S. Maria in Trastevere, one of Rome's oldest churches, has returned to its original splendour following a...

Rome museums free on 6 May

Museums in Rome free on first Sunday of every month. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on the first Sunday of every month, with the next edition of Domenica a...

Rome's Guido Reni District venue to close

Italian investment bank will not renew lease after it expires on 1 May.The Guidi Reni District cultural venue, housed in a large disused military barracks in Rome's Flaminio neighbourhood near MAXXI,...

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