Enthusiastic response to city hall offer
Milanesi and tourists turned out in force to enjoy the extended offer of free entry to the city’s museums on Sunday.
Although the city had been the first in December to adhere to culture minister Dario Franceschini’s suggestion of free entry on the first Sunday of every month, the new extension of the plan to cover more museums was welcomed with enthusiasm.
Especially the brand-new Museo della Pietà Rondanini in the central Sforza castle drew an eager crowd. It will remain open free of charge until Sunday 10 May.
The other museums in Milan joining the free Sunday entry plan include those in the Castello Sforzesco, the Museo del Risorgimento, Palazzo Morando, GAM Gallery of Modern Art, the Museo Archeologico, the Museo di Storia Naturale, Milan’s Acquarium and the Museo del Novecento.
Milan now offers a Museum Card at €35 which covers unlimited entry to all the museums and galleries in the plan for a whole year, starting from the date of issue. It also guarantees a discount to entry prices for special exhibitions organised by the city.
For visitors with only a short time to enjoy Milan’s cultural patrimony, a short-term pass at €12 covers entry to all city museums for three days, including the day of issue.
Details and opening times of Milan’s museums are on a special page of the city website.