Many Milan museums open late on Saturday 22 September.
Italy presents a nationwide programme of more than 1,000 events to mark European Heritage Days, held across Europe on the weekend of 22-23 September.
Many of Milan's museums and archaeological sites will stay open late on Saturday 22 September, with symbolic ticket prices of €1 or €2, and numerous special happenings are scheduled in the city's museums on Sunday 23 September.
Among the special events, an exhibition called “Time Travel with the M4”, with the archaeological finds discovered during the tunnelling for Milan’s new metro line. The exhibit is open at the Civic Museum of Architecture on Corso Magenta 15 on 22 September, with a guided visit at 14.30.
“Kids on Tour” will excite 3- to 5-year-olds with hands-on experience at the National Science and Technology Museum in Via San Vittore 21. Guided tours run on Saturday from 14.30 to 17.30 at one-hour intervals, and on Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00. The cost of the guided tour is included in the entrance fee.
Held annually across Europe since 1991, the European Days of Patrimony initiative is designed to emphasise the common cultural heritage shared between Europeans. This year the theme is L'Arte di condividere (The Art of Sharing).
For more details about events in Milan and Lombardy visit the culture ministry website.