Rome: Sometimes Free

Rome sights (er, sight) that are (is) sometimes admission-free

Unlike many other major European capitals, Rome doesn't really go in for the whole "get in free on the second Tuesday" sort of thing—aside from the annual, week-long, nation-wide Settimana per la Cultura, when all state-run sights throughout Italy are free (national museums, galleries, monuments, and archaeological sites); usually the third week of April (though Italy's ongoing economic malaise stemming from the global recession has led them to cancel this freebie week most years since 2008, including in 2014). » more

However, the Vatican Museums have always been free (and crowded!) the last Sunday of each month. And, as of 2015, all the state-run sights in Rome are free on the first Sunday of the Month.

Free in Rome the last Sunday of each month

Free in Rome the first Sunday of each month



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How long does Rome take?

Planning your day: Rome wasn't built in a day, and you'd be hard-pressed to see it in that brief a time as well. Still, you can cram a lot into just a day or three.

To help you get the most out of your limited time in the Eternal City, here are some perfect itineraries, whether you have one, two, three, or four days to spend in Rome.

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