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Italy's museums open over Easter holiday weekend

State and city-run museums open in Rome over Easter but Vatican Museums shut.

Italy's state museums and archaeological sites will be open to the public on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday this year, on 9 and 10 April 2023.

A full list of Italy's museums open over Easter, along with their visiting details, can be found on the Italian culture ministry website.

Rome's city-run museums, including the Capitoline Museums, will also be open for Pasqua (Easter Sunday) and Pasquetta (Easter Monday), with details available on the capital's website.

This means that almost all museums and archaeological sites in Rome will be open to visitors on Sunday and Monday, however some museums such as Galleria Borghese require advance booking.

Many museums in Italy that normally close on Monday will shut on Tuesday 11 April instead.

Italy's most visited cultural sites including the Uffizi, Colosseum and Pompeii will also be open on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, as will Rome's Botanic Gardens and Villa d'Este in Tivoli.

However the Vatican Museums will be closed on both days, 9 and 10 April.

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