Rome Culture Week 2014 (?)

Every year the city of Rome organizes the so-called “Culture Week” or Settimana della Cultura, which this year, 2014, ought to have been held for the 14th time.

That’s right, OUGHT TO!! Last year, because of the economic crisis, there was not going to be a Culture Week. About this year there is no news yet. Rome had a new mayor, though, and hopefully he will reinstate this excellent and much-loved initiative.

It is rather interesting to note that, since the introduction, at least in the bigger Italian towns, of the tourist tax, there has been a steady increase in expenses for the average tourist, together with an equally steady decrease in service.

What normally happens during the Rome Culture Week

During this culture week, all the city and state-run museums of Rome offer free entrance, museums and galleries that are normally closed open their doors to the general public and many special events , exhibitions and concerts are organized throughout the city.

Note that for the Borghese Gallery you will still need to make a (mandatory) reservation, at least one day before the visiting date. You can do this by phoning +39 0632810.

 

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One Response to Rome Culture Week 2014 (?)

  1. Stephanie Hilton says:

    I stayed in Rome a couple of years ago during culture week. One thing which impressed me was the lack of queues at the Colosseum. There us usually a very long queue, but during culture week it seems to disappear. Do not be conned by the fake gladiators offering fast entry and a guided tour at inflated prices. Even if you wait in the main queue it is still faster entry that waiting for your Gladiator to assemble a large enough group to start his tour.

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