The 19th June, the Minister for ‘beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo’, Dario Franceschini, announced that as of 1st July 2014, the ticket system for state run museums and monuments in Italy will change.  The changes will be as below:

  • ALL over 25s will have to pay for entry to state run museums and monuments, INCLUDING over 65 year olds.
  • The first Sunday of every month, entry to state run museums and monuments will be FREE – ‘Domenica al museo’ (‘Sunday at the museum’).
  • Two nights a year, ‘Una notte al museo’ (‘A night at the museum’) will mean night time openings and entry for €1.
  • Every Friday, the major attractions (Pompeii, the Coliseum, the Uffizi etc.) will be open for an extra 2 hours, until 22:00.

Tickets will still be free for under 18s and there will be discounts for 19 – 24 year olds.

For the full details, in Italian, click here.