3 March. In the “Domenica al Museo” initiative.
Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on Sunday 3 March as part of the Italian culture ministry's Domenica al Museo (Sunday in the Museum) programme.
In Milan, too, municipal-run museums will be open free of charge. The city website carries a list of Milan’s museums and exhibition areas, such as the Science and Technology Museum (pictured), with details of opening times.
But that’s not all: the total number of free entry days per year has just been upped from 12 to 20. Apart from the first Sundays in every month from October to March each year, another free week has now been added under a decree emanated by the culture ministry.
Mark your diary for this year’s free, six-day week, which will be from 5 to 10 March and will be decided and published every year.
And the decree states that a further eight free-entry days or time slots will – as before – be decided by the museum directors to suit local conditions such as expected tourist flows, local holidays, and so on.