60 Museums and 150 Shows for Free the Night of October 6, until 2am, in Rome!

60 Museums and 150 Shows for Free the Night of October 6, until 2am, in Rome!

The eighth edition of the Night of Museums in Rome takes place on October 6 rather than the originally scheduled May 19 date. On that day, an attack to a high school in Brindisi with the killing of one girl worried the whole country since it seemed to be carried out by terrorists and made the cancellation of the event unavoidable.

We hope this October 6 happening will be as fun as usual with free music, exhibitions and guided tours in Rome. Let’s see what is the Eternal City’s offer for the night is. From 8pm until 2am, last admission at 1am, 60 of museums and cultural institutions will open their doors to entertain visitors throughout the city with 150 events.

A complete list of the venues and the shows is available here.

We think that these are some of the most interesting things to do tomorrow night. Here are our tips.



Rome’s historical fencing Academy, Musumeci Greco, one of the oldest in the world, will be exceptionally open. By the way, give a look at how many Fencing Olympic Medals Italy won in London’s games last summer….

Our Lower House, the Camera Deputati, in the 17ch century building of Palazzo Monetcitorio will open its doors at night, a very unique occasion.

The exhibit of the Dutch painter Vermeer should have a shorter queue than usual since there will be no pre-booked visitors!



At Hadrian’s Temple, very close to the Pantheon, there will be a concert by the emerging Argentinean band Farias at 9pm and 10:30pm.

Also from Argentina, CuarteTango will play Piazzolla’s music at the Capitoline Museums at 8:30pm, 10pm and 11:30pm.

Flamenco Fusion will be on stage at Torlonia Park at 9pm and 10:45pm.



A lighting and multimedia performance, Lights for new age, will take place at Ara Pacis in honour of Augustus, ancient Rome’s first emperor from 8pm.  

The Roman Civilization museum, in EUR – south of town, will host 2 interesting events. The theatre play (in Italian) Legionary life at 8:15pm and Hadrian’s Memories a walking, tactile, multidiscipline, multisensory itinerary for visually impaired people at 10:15pm.  

Show-visit at the 18th century theatre Teatro Argentina. Performance and guided tour of the key spaces of this historical and recently renovated theatre. At 9pm  and 10:30pm

Food event in via Margutta: night market with seasonal products from nearby farms and food represented in artworks on show in the galleries of the street.