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Most of the museums and national archaeological parks will remain open over the weekend of August 15th, providing a valid alternative to tourists and visitors who wish to spend a few hours in the pursuit of culture in complete safety.

There are over two hundred national culture sites that can be visited on 14 and 15 August: from the mysterious enchantment of the mural painting of the Last Supper in Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan to the majestic masterpieces of Mannerism and Baroque in the Museum of Capodimonte in Naples; from the masterpieces of Venetian painting – Bellini, Carpaccio, Tiepolo, Titian – to the Galleries of the Academy of Venice, to the magnificent ruins of Pompeii, where the new excavations visible in the Thermopoly area are exhibited; from the majesty of the Colosseum to the Renaissance charms of Villa Lante in Bagnaia and Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola; from the iconic flexibility of the Riace Bronzes at the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria to the frescoes of Dante’s inspiration at the Pomposa Abbey in Codigoro.

The opening calendar is available and continuously updated at https://cultura.gov.it/evento/ferragosto2021. Following this link instead, you may check also our guide to amazing places in Italy.

From 6 August 2021, in addition to the mandatory use of the mask, at the entrance to the museums, is mandatory of the Green Certification, or “Green Pass”, together with an identity document.

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