Access to over 1,500 state museums, monuments and archaeological sites across Italy will be free to visitors next week as the country celebrates "Culture Week," the Culture Ministry announced Wednesday.
The event, which begins Sunday and ends the following Sunday, promotes Italy's cultural heritage. During that time many sites that are generally closed will be open to the public, the ministry said on its Web site, which lists the openings.
"Culture Week is an extraordinary opportunity to admire the marvelous artistic wealth that we have in Italy and that the whole world acknowledges," Vice-Minister of Culture Antonio Martusciello said in a statement, reports AP.
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