Galleria Borghese, one of the museums open for free on Festa della Liberazione

State Museums open for free on Festa della Liberazione

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The Ministry of Culture has decided to open the state museums and archaeological parks for free on Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day – 25th April).

Liberation Day, or Festa della Liberazione, is a significant public holiday in Italy, commemorating the end of the Fascist regime and the Nazi Germany occupation during World War II, as well as celebrating the victory of Italy’s Resistance movement.

To mark the occasion, Italy will open its state museums and archaeological sites for free on Thursday, April 25, 2024. This initiative, announced by Italian Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano, extends beyond Liberation Day to include two other symbolic dates: June 2 for Festa della Repubblica and November 4 for National Unity and Armed Forces Day.

“We are renewing the initiative again this year: April 25th will be the first of three new free days that I strongly desired to associate visits to places of culture with highly symbolic anniversaries for the nation,” declared Minister Sangiuliano.

Sangiuliano confirmed that the free openings are in addition to the regular free admission on the first Sunday of each month. Visitors will have access to iconic sites such as the Colosseum, Pompeii, the Uffizi, Pinacoteca di Brera, and Galleria Borghese.

The initiative will operate during usual opening hours, with reservations required where applicable. For further information and a list of participating sites, interested individuals can refer to the culture ministry’s website.

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