Franceschini Decree entered into force

Great success for the first Sunday of free museums

Il Colosseo

E. Bramati


Rome - A new standard, recently introduced by Decree Franceschini,  was applied for the first time on Sunday, July 6, 2014, opening national museum and sites for free. 

It was a great success, as the figures of both major and smaller institutions showed. From a first reading, the results of the Colosseum stand out: even on this occasion the most visited site in Italy reached the top with 28,000 people. 
Pompeii welcomed more than 12,000 visitors, while in Campania, the Reggia di Caserta had more than 4,500 visitors. 

Even the Polo Museale Fiorentino performed well, with an average increase of 65.91% and peaks between +196% and +133% for the Palatine Gallery, the Medici Chapels, the Boboli Gardens and the Bargello National Museum. Fortunately, the already crowded Uffizi Gallery had a more moderate increases, around 35%. 

The next free appointment is Sunday, August 3. Meanwhile, museums will be open until late every Friday night.



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