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8 March, free museums for Women’s Day

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Friday March 8th, on the occasion of Women’s Day, state museums will be free for all women.

Museums, archaeological parks, together with villas, historic gardens and many other places of culture, will be free for the female public.

March 8 at the Museum

Below is a list of some of the cultural institutions in the main Italian cities that are joining the initiative.

Furthermore, we inform you that several museums have events that may require a fee.

8 March: free museums


Istituto autonomo Vittoriano e Palazzo Venezia – Museo centrale del Risorgimento di Roma e Museo nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia
Museo delle Civiltà
Colosseum archaeological site – Foro Romano and Palatino
Galleria Spada
Museo nazionale etrusco di Villa Giulia
Museo nazionale romano – Crypta Balbi
Museo nazionale romano – Palazzo Altemps
Museo nazionale romano – Palazzo Massimo
Museo nazionale romano – Terme di Diocleziano

Maxxi (two entries with reduced price ticket)
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Gallerie Nazionali d’arte Antica : free entry 8 March, Saturday 9th appointment with “Corsini Suona!” at the Corsini Gallery, 3pm.


Pinacoteca di Brera


Area archeologica della città romana di Industria
Complesso monumentale del Castello Ducale, giardino e parco di Aglié
Musei Reali
Palazzo Carignano
Villa della Regina
Palazzo Madama, Museo d’arte Orientale and Galleria d’Arte Moderna: they offer two entrances at the cost of one for women, it will be possible to go to the museum with a friend, a sister, a daughter or a niece at a very discounted price.


Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence
Gallerie degli Uffizi – Giardino di Boboli
Gallerie degli Uffizi – Gli Uffizi
Giardino della Villa a Castello
Musei del Bargello – Cappelle Medicee
Musei del Bargello – Museo della Casa Fiorentina Antica, Palazzo Davanzati
Musei del Bargello – Museo nazionale del Bargello
Museo archeologico nazionale di Firenze


Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia
Museo d’Arte Orientale Venezia
Museum of Palazzo Grimani
Museo nazionale di Archeologia del Mare
Museo nazionale di Villa Pisani


Musei Nazionali di Genova – Palazzo Spinola
Palazzo Reale di Genova


Archivio di Stato in Naples: immersive exhibition “Pasión Picasso”; from 4pm the meeting “On 8 March the women of history create an ideal bond between cities. From Naples to Milan through Rome and Florence”.
Palazzo Reale
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte: free entry for women and thematic guided tour ( 7 euros) in collaboration with art historians and Le Nuvole.

For more information and the complete list of joining institutions, visit the Ministry official page clicking HERE.

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