Rome museums free on 5 August

Free state museum openings could be Rome's final Domenica al Museo.

Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on 5 August, in what could be the final installment of the monthly Domenica al Museo.
Italy's new culture minister Alberto Bonisoli announced recently that he is scrapping the popular initiative, which involves the free opening of state museums on the first Sunday of each month.
Since its launch in Juy 2014 #Domenicalmuseo has attracted 12 million visitors to Italy's museums, registering 3.5 million visitors in 2017 alone.
Separately, Rome's municipal-run museums are also free on 5 August - for residents of the capital - for information see Musei in Comune website.
Rome recently introduced the €5 MIC card granting the city's residents unlimited access to municipal museums for one year.
Full details of Domenica al Museo can be found on the Beni Culturali website while for comprehensive list of Rome's museums consult Wanted in Rome website. See also related feature article about the ongoing changes in Rome museums.

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Wanted in Rome is a monthly magazine in English for expatriates in Rome established in 1985. The magazine covers Rome news stories that may be of interest to English and Italian speaking residents, and tourists as well. The publication also offers classifieds, photos, information on events, museums, churches, galleries, exhibits, fashion, food, and local travel.
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