Rome museums free for Festa della Repubblica

Rome city museums and some state museums free on 2 June.

All city-run museums will be open free of charge for the 73rd celebration of Italy's national day, Festa della Repubblica, on Sunday 2 June.

The following state museums and archaeological sites will also be open: Galleria Nazionale, the Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia, Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Baths of Diocletian, Ostia Antica, and the Baths of Caracalla.

The gardens at Palazzo del Quirinale, the official residence of Italy's president, are also open for free, from 15.00-19.00.

The national public holiday is held in commemoration of the day in 1946 when Italians voted in favour of a republic and against the monarchy which had been discredited during world war two.

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