Special openings throughout 2019 at Baths of Caracalla in Rome.
The Baths of Caracalla will open free of charge for eight days during 2019 as part of the Io Vado al Museo initiative involving free entry to state museums and archaeological sites.
The first free day will be 22 March on the occasion of World Water Day, with two free guided tours scheduled at midday and at 15.00.
The next free day will be 8 April, to mark the birth of Castor and Pollux as well as the anniversary of the death in 217 AD of Emperor Caracalla.
The bath complex will open for free again on 21 April for Rome's 2,772nd birthday, known as Natale di Roma, followed by holidays for Festa della Repubblica on 2 June and the Feast of Peter and Paul, Rome's patron saints, on 29 June.
The Baths of Caracalla will be free to visitors for Ferragosto, on 15 August, before Italy's free museums days begin again in October (every first Sunday of the month from October to March).
Two further special free days take place at the baths site on 4 November, for National Unity and Armed Forces Day, and again on 17 December, on the occasion of the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia.