Italy's free museum Sunday returns

Rome's state and city-run museums open for free on Sunday 6 October.

State museums and archaeological sites in Rome and across Italy will be open for free on Sunday 6 October with the return of Domenica al Museo.

The popular free entry scheme was once held every first Sunday of the month but was reduced by former culture minister Alberto Bonisoli who initially announced his intention to scrap the initiative entirely.

In the end Bonisoli retained Domenica al Museo in the off-season from October to March, in addition to introducing a new package of free days at Italian museums and archaeological sites.

Since it was introduced in the summer of 2014, Domenica al Museo has attracted around 15 million visitors. 

The upcoming edition of Domenica al Museo takes place in tandem with the monthly free entry for Rome's city-run museums, for residents of the capital.