Just in case all of the fun events and free entrances on European Heritage Day (September 25-26) weren't enough for you, mark the last Tuesday of the month in your calendar, too.
That's because, on the last Tuesday each month through December 28, a series of state-run museums and sites will have late openings and free entrances. It's called "Martedi in Arte" and takes place across Italy. In Rome and Lazio, the following sites will be open from 7pm-11pm and will be free:
- Palazzo Barberini, with its reopened archaeological exhibit, Via Quattro Fontane 13
- Borghese Museum
- Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Viale delle Belle Arti 131
- Baths of Diocletian, Via Romita 8
- Crypta Balbi, Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31
- Museo Nazionale Romano and Palazzo Massimo, Largo di Villa Peretti 1
- Palazzo Altemps, Via di S. Apollinare 44
- Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo, Lungotevere Castello 50
- Villa d’Este, Tivoli (shown above)
- Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli
- Necropoli, Strada Provinciale Monterozzi Marina, Tarquinia
To see which sites will be open elsewhere in Italy, check out this list on MiBAC's site (in Italian, but pretty self-explanatory).