The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism provides a unique opportunity for residents and guests of the country to visit art and cultural sites for free on December 28, 2013. Moreover, as indicated on the official website of the Ministry, during the day all state museums will work until nightfall.
Massimo Bray, the head of the department, explains that the traditional “Museum Night” is designed to draw the attention of Italians and tourists to the cultural and historical heritage of the country.
The “Night of Museums" has already become a tradition: for six years now, on New Year's Eve, the country's historical and cultural objects are opened to all comers. With all the variety of museums in various cities of Italy, it’s hard to choose which one is worth a look on December 28:
National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome
National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome - this 75 halls, in which the eyes of lovers of beauty represented 5 thousand exhibits of contemporary Italian art. Here you can see the best works of Italian post-impressionists, abstractionists, futurists, modernists, as well as representatives of other modern trends. If you know such names as Gustav Klimt, Filippo Palazii and Vinchezzo Caprile, then you are here.
Address: 196, Italy, Rome, 131 Via delle Belle Arti
Museum of Cinema in Turin
It is rightfully considered one of the most unusual cultural and historical values of Italy. The National Museum of Cinema is located in one of the most famous attractions of Turin - the 167-meter tower of Mole Antonelliana. Here the history of Italian cinema lies right in the palm of your hand: in the museum you will find posters of Italian cinema masterpieces and their details. Having visited the interactive room you will plunge into the atmosphere of your favorite movie and feel like one of the characters.
Address: Via Montebello, 20, 10124 Turin.
Lace Museum on the island of Burano in Venice
The island of Burano, which is part of the Venetian lagoon, has always been famous for its craftsmen and traditions of making lace of the highest quality. It is not surprising that the Lace Museum is perhaps the most famous attraction of the island. Thousands of exhibits reflect the entire history and successes of the Burana masters. It is also worth noting that the museum is located in the palace of Podest Torcello, where the world famous school of Buranian Lace used to be located. Address: Piazza Baldassarre Galuppi, 30142 Venezia
Museum of Fashion and Costume in Milan
If during the New Year holidays you find yourself in the homeland of Italian fashion, do not miss the opportunity not only to do inexpensive shopping, but also to get acquainted with the intricacies of high art. The collection of the Milan Museum of Fashion and Costume will be interesting not only to connoisseurs of modern design from leading fashion houses, but also to those who want to know how the inhabitants of Italy dressed earlier and how the origins of fashion recognized around the world originated.
Address: Via Sant'Andrea, 6, 20121 Milan www.costumemodaimmagine.mi.it
Juliet's House in Verona
Tourists and residents of Italy, who come to Verona for the first time, first of all seek to visit the house of Juliet, the very girl whose tragic love story was described by Shakespeare. It was in this 13th century house, which later became a museum, that the Capello (Capuletti) family lived. You can once again imbued with a love story, having seen paintings and photographs of its main characters, write a love message to your soulmate or ask Juliet for advice.