Anticipate your Roman Easter holidays to mid-April! You’ll take advantage of free entrance to State museums, archeological areas, libraries, archives, monuments and historical buildings and most city-owned ones, free guided tours, extraordinary openings, and other cultural events in and around Rome. From April 9 to April 17 Roman and tourists alike can enjoy the 26th Culture Week, Settimana della Cultura.
This initiative will take place all over Italy, but let’s see the most interesting activities in the eternal city and its region, Lazio.
These are some of the best events (all free) – the whole Lazio list is available here. In the Roman theatre of Ostia the international Rome-based band of Folk Music in Testaccio will play a concert with music from all over the world on April 10 at 5 pm.
A commemoration of Franz Liszt, the hungarian pianist, will be on stage in Tivoli, at Villa d’Este, where he lived for 20 years. Concerts directed by Leslie Howard on April 12 at 6pm and 8:30pm.
Hymns, songs and marches of the Risorgimento will be played on April 17 in Rome, in the Margana Hall, piazza Margana.
Percorsi Jazz will play at Santa Cecilia on April 10 and 17 at 6pm.
Tivoli will also offer a very interesting guided tour dedicated to ancient Roman cuisine on April 9 and April 16 at 12pm in Villa Adriana.
Also Rome’s city owned museums, “Museo Comunale”, (list available here), Musei Capitolini and Planetario excluded, will open their doors for the Settimana della Cultura. And the same holds for the Castelli area (south of Rome) museums, the MuseumGrandTour.