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A Map of What’s Open & When for the Christmas Holidays in Rome: Museums, Monuments & Exhibits

A Map of What’s Open & When for the Christmas Holidays in Rome: Museums, Monuments & Exhibits

Many, many of you want to know what they can see on days such as Christmas or January 1 etc…During the Christmas holidays museums, archeological areas, monuments and exhibition centres change their opening days and hours.

Not everything has been decided yet, though. As Here in Rome planning is not our strong side. Some further updates may arrive in the next few days. Check this story again or leave a comment at the end of this post if your favorite landmark is not included (but please double-check before you do it!).

 

 

DECEMBER 24 and DECEMBER 31

 

General rule: everything closes a few hours before usual.

City museums (list here) close at 2pm.

Georgia o’Keeffe and Renaissance in Rome exhibits close at 2pm.

Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Soviet Painting, Rodcenko and Homo Sapiens exhibits) close at 3pm as well as Scuderie del Quirinale (Filippino Lippi exhibit).

The Vatican Museums (which include the Sistine Chapel, for those of you who don’t know it) close at 3:30pm, last admission at 1:30pm.

Vittoriano (Mondian exhibit) is going to be open until 3:30pm.

Chiostro del Bramante (Orientalisti exhibit) closes at 4pm.

The State-owned Ancient Roman Art museums Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Terme di Diocleziano and Crypta Balbi close at 5pm.

MAXXI shuts down at 5:30pm (find out what is MAXXI here).

Slightly shorter opening hours (not defined) also at the newly-renovated National Gallery of Modern Art of via Quattro Fontane.

 

Exception 1: standard opening hours at Galleria Borghese, Galleria Spada, Museo di Palazzo Venezia (Caravaggio’s Rome exhibit), National Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Corsini (Trastevere), Castle S.Angelo, Colosseum, Roman Forums and Palatine hill, Caracalla’s Baths, Folks Museum and the newly renovated National Gallery of Modern Art.

 

Exception 2: Macro Testaccio and Pelanda are closed.

 

 

DECEMBER 25 and JANUARY 1

 

General rule: all closed. Some museums/ monuments open and free, most exhibtion centres open in the afternoon

 

The Italian Culture ministry decided to make a special Christmas present to travellers and art-lovers for Christmas day and January 1st. The Colosseum will be open from 9:30am to 3:30pm and will be free. The same holds for other museums/monuments such as the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum, Galleria spada, The National Graphics Institute, the Demoethnoanthropoly Museum, the Palazzo Venezia museum and the Ethnographic museum.

The first showings to open on Christmas day are Georgia o’Keeffe and Renaissance in Rome exhibits at 3pm. Open until 8pm.

Scuderie del Quirinale (Filippino Lippi exhibit), Orientalisti at Chiostro del Bramante and Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Soviet Painting, Rodcenko and Homo Sapiens exhibits) are open from 4pm to 8pm.

The last exhibt to close is Mondrian at Vittoriano: 8:30pm. It opens at 3:30pm.

 

Exceptions: Folk Museum open as usual from 9am to 8pm.

 

 

DECEMBER 26 and JANUARY 2

General rule: Even though it is a Monday (standard closing day for museums and exhibition centres in Rome), landmarks will be open as usual.

 

Exceptions: The Vatican Museums (which include the Sistine Chapel, for those of you who don’t know it) are closed.

Slightly shorter opening hours (not defined) at the newly-renovated National Gallery of Modern Art of via Quattro Fontane.

MACRO (via Nizza) open until 10pm (7pm on January 2).

 

 

DECEMBER 27

General Rule: everything works as usual.

 

Exception: the newly renovated National Gallery of Modern Art and galleria Spada are closed.

 

 

DECEMBER 28

General Rule: everything works as usual.

 

Exception: National Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Corsini (Trastevere) is closed.

 

 

DECEMBER 31

Same as December 24

 

 

JANUARY 1

Same as December 25.

 

Exception: MAXXI open from 11am to 7pm

 

 

 

JANUARY 2

Same as December 26.

 

Exception: MACRO (Via Nizza) closes at 7pm rather than 10pm.

 

 

JANUARY 6

General rule: everything is open.

 

Exception: The Vatican Museums (which include the Sistine Chapel, for those of you who don’t know it) are closed.

 

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