In case the FTers visiting Italy between April 14 -22 are unaware:
You'll be there for Culture Week when "MiBAC" (Ministero Per I Beni E Le Attività Culturali) opens free of charge
all the sites owned and managed by the State: monuments, museums, archaeological sites, archives, libraries; and features popular events throughout the country.
The English language site doesn't provide any details but if you go to the main site in Italian
, you'll see full details for "XIV Settimana della Cultura - 14/22 aprile 2012" and from that page you can click on each region's brochures.
Since I'm a major Rome-ophile here's the info for Rome:
From Rome's 060608
And MiBAC's 68 pg PDF for Lazio
And I just noticed that the Colosseum/Palatine/Forum is NOT taking part this year. That's a real shame.