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The 14th edition of Settimana della Cultura (Culture Week), which provides free admission to museums and offers guided tours around a variety of cultural sites in Rome and across Italy, takes place from 14-22 April.
Some of the Rome attractions include the cinematic costumes from the collection of Fondazione Annamode on Via Vittor Pisano, a visit to the house museum of writer Alberto Moravia on Lungotevere della Vittoria, the new collections at the National Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia, and guided tours of Porto di Traiano near Fiumicino.
Not all of Rome’s museums or institutions are participating fully in culture week however. The National Museum of 21st-century art joins in only from 17-19 April, with reduced-price tickets. The Borghese Gallery charges a fixed rate of €2 a ticket throughout the week while the Planetarium and Museo Astronomico are excluded entirely.
For full details of Settimana della Cultura tel. 060608 (09.00-21.00) or see www.beniculturali.it.
Meanwhile from 4 May the Vatican Museums open their doors every Friday evening from 19.00-23.00, with last admission at 21.30.
The late Friday openings run until 13 July, and then from 7 September until 26
October. Now in its fourth consecutive year, the popular initiative attracts an audience of mainly Roman residents as opposed to tourists.
Our blogger: Joseph