Free Culture Week in Rome (April 14-22): Highlights, Events and Exceptions!

Free Culture Week in Rome (April 14-22): Highlights, Events and Exceptions!

There it is! Another 9 full days of free monuments, museums and archeological areas in Rome & surroundings for the 14th edition of Settimana della Cultura.

This nationwide event has become a must since not only gives you free access to Italys’ landmarks but also encompasses very interesting activities and guided tours (mostly in Italian, though).


The full program for the Rome area is available here.


But let’s have an in-depth look to find out the very best and to avoid disappointments.


Let’s start from very far. The free culture week offers free tours of the Etruscan Museum and this is the perfect occasion to see this renovated institution which has recently expanded and now also includes the Poniatowski palace.


For something more recent – relatively – and active we recommend you the trekkings along the Via Appia for the second best archeological area of Rome – only the Roman Forum/Palatine is better than that. Appiappiedi on the 15th and the 22nd at 10am and Operazione Appia on the 22nd at 10am, 11:30am and 2pm.


To braoden your horizons we recommend you to discover Filipino art and traditions at the National Museum of Eastern Art. The exhibit will open on the 14th.


Last but not least, something for your ears. Venture out of the city centre and explore the EUR area! In one of its many, peculiar and beautiful museums, the one on the Middle Age, there is a nice concert of Medieval music with Christian, Jewish and Muslim vibes. On the 15th at 6pm.



Not all museums join the free culture week. These are the main exceptions.


MAXXI will only be free on April 17, 18 and 19.


For Galleria Borghese you will have to pay 2€ for the mandatory booking.


The Roman Forum/Palatine Hill and Colosseum compound will charge the usual admission ticket.


The Capitoline Museum will have a reduced ticket for the permanent collection and the Lux in Arcana exhibit of 3,50€.