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Rome - Attivita Culturali - Free admission to all museums & archeological sites. Do they have this every year?

Jan 18th, 2007, 07:26 AM
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Rome - Attivita Culturali - Free admission to all museums & archeological sites. Do they have this every year?

We were in Italy in early April last year. To our surprise all the museums & archeological sites were free. I'm looking at our Coloseum ticket stub & it says "Ministero Per I Beni E Le Attivita Culturali - Soprintendenza Archeologica Di Roma" on the front & "Ingresso Gratuito" on the back. We got in free to the Colosuem, Palatine Hill, Castle St. Angelo, Capitol Hill Museum, a couple other places I can't recall the names of & even in the Uffitzi & Academia in Florence. We noticed groups of students everywhere at these places during the week. My question is - do they have this special occasion every year? And if so, how can one find out when it is? Thank you.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 12:58 PM
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Anyone?
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Jan 19th, 2007, 01:01 AM
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Hi Db - I'm not 100% sure but I think they have one week each year when it's free to all.

EEC citizens under 18 (- and over 65) are admitted free anyway - which is why you'll often see school groups.

For more info see:

http://www.beniculturali.it/ (- Italian only)

Hope this helps ...

Steve
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Jan 19th, 2007, 01:39 AM
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early April? Wow, imagine that! Free entrance to all those places. Visiting Rome, Florence and Venice (which daytrips to Pompeii and Pisa), wonder is there's any other type of 'cards' which offer discounts to these places too?
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Jan 19th, 2007, 01:44 AM
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Hi Alec - The ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA CARD is a combo ticket valid for 9 sights:

- Colosseo
- Palatino
- Terme di Caracalla
- Palazzo Massimo
- Palazzo Altemps
- Crypta Balbi
- Terme di Diocleziano
- Villa dei Quintili, and
- Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella.

... and costs € 20.00.

http://www.romaturismo.com/v2/allasc...n/musei08.html

Hope this helps ...

Steve
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Jan 19th, 2007, 05:11 AM
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Aleckii - There is also the Roma Pass which includes metro/busses for 3 days along with admission to some of the attractions (coliseum, Borghese - still need to make reservation) for 18E.
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34820579
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Jan 21st, 2007, 06:36 PM
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Well, I definitely AM going to visit these places,

day 1
St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City

Castel S. Angelo

Piazza Navona

Pantheon

Piazza di Spagna

Day 2

The Colosseum

The Roman Forum

The Capitol and the Vittoriano

Fontana De Trevi

While the third day I'll spend daytripping to Pompeii, Sorrento. Do you think it would be a good idea to get this card? Considering I only have 2 days to spend, and guaranteed free entry to TWO sites...
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Oct 5th, 2007, 10:08 AM
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Hello. I asked this question back in January & nobody really knew. I will put this up again to see if someone different may know the answer. Thanks again.
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Oct 5th, 2007, 10:11 AM
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Is the senior discount only for Europeans? What about North Americans? Thanks
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Oct 5th, 2007, 10:17 AM
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Yes, it's an annual thing. It's called the Settimana della Cultura - Culture Week - and it's free admission to all state-owned museums and archeological sites in Italy. The Ministero per i beni e le attivita culturali announces it in advance but not normally months and months in advance. The problem with trying to plan around it is that the date shifts: In 2007, it was in May; in 2006, it was in April; in 2005, it was in May...
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Oct 5th, 2007, 11:17 AM
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They also had free museums last weekend, but not sure if it was the same name. I posted a thread about it, but no one responded to it.
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Oct 5th, 2007, 11:22 AM
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It was called Europe Heritage Days.Here's the link.
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=35074102
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