Entry to state and city museums and archaeological sites throughout Rome will be free on Saturday 23-Sunday 24 September as part of the European Heritage Days initiative. State museums throughout the rest of Italy will also participate in the initiative. European Heritage Days were set up in the European Union in 1991 and Italy has taken part since 1995. In addition to free entry to museums, around 800 special events will take place across the country including guided visits of restoration projects. For a list of the events, see www.beniculturali.it. In the capital, only visitors to the Planetarium, the Vatican Museums and private galleries and exhibitions will have to pay during the weekend.