All state run museums in Italy will be free on March 17, 2011 in celebration of Italy’s 150th anniversary. This includes all archeological sites and state parks, so wherever you are in Italy, there will be a vast choice. In addition, several important sites will be open the night of March 16 including:
Turin: l’Armeria Reale, la Galleria Sabauda and Palazzo Reale
Milan: la Pinacoteca di Brera
Florence: la Galleria degli Uffizi, la Galleria Palatina, la Galleria dell’Accademia
Rome: Palazzo Barberini, Castel Sant’Angelo, Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II
Naples: Palazzo Reale
There will be all-night parties on March 16 in many Italian cities, so join in the celebrations and get a free dose of culture, too.
The fun continues with the San Giuseppe festivities on March 19.