State museums in Italy stay open for Ferragosto 2023.
Italy's state museums, archaeological sites, galleries and historic villas will open on the Ferragosto public holiday on Tuesday 15 August, the culture ministry has announced.
State-run cultural and historic sites will also be open across Italy on Monday 14 August, during normal opening hours. The usual admission fees apply as does advance booking where required.
"It is an extraordinary opportunity to offer citizens and tourists the opportunity to discover the national cultural heritage even in holiday destinations and cities of art", culture minister Gennaro Sangiuliano said.
Major landmarks staying open include the Colosseum, Pompeii, the Uffizi and Reggia di Caserta.
FERRAGOSTO AL MUSEO Anche quest'anno, durante il ponte di #Ferragosto, i musei, i parchi archeologici e i luoghi della cultura statali resteranno aperti il 14 e il #15agosto 2023. Scopri le modalità di accesso su https://t.co/UikT9RiJvB #MiC #museitaliani pic.twitter.com/Vas4nnPjhh
— Ministero della Cultura (@MiC_Italia) August 9, 2023
In Rome the offer includes Castel S. Angelo, Ostia Antica, Galleria Spada, Palazzo Barberini and the Etruscan museum at Villa Giulia.
The Pantheon and Galleria Borghese be open too but advance booking is required.
The Vatican Museums will be closed to the public on 15 and 16 August.
Rome's city-run museums will also be open on Tuesday 15 August, including the Capitoline Museums, Ara Pacis and Trajan's Markets.
Cover image: Reggia di Caserta. Photo credit: Takashi Images / Shutterstock.com.
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