The Settimana della Cultura — “the Culture Week” — is an annual event celebrating the artistic patrimony of Italy.
The event gives you the chance to visit most of major museums and archaeological sites of Italy for free for a 9-day time period.
Also, you’ll enjoy the chance to visit some sites open to public only in special occasions like this.
The “Settimana della Cultura” takes place in Spring, usually in April (2012 edition is from April 14 through 22), just few weeks later of Giornata FAI di Primavera, another event offering the chance to visit, for free, museums, gardens, churches, ancient villas and sites usually not accessible to public. “Giornata FAI di Primavera” offers this chance just for a week-end.
“Settimana della Cultura” is sponsored by Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali .
You can see the complete list of museums and other sites you can visit at “Settimana della Cultura 2012” here.