Free entrance days Museum in Campania
The calendar of openings for the seven museums and autonomous sites of Campania has been presented. The first of March comes into force the decree that cancels the gratuity only for the first Sundays of the year and leads to no less than 20 days of free admission. Then entrusting site managers with the choice of eight dates on 20 days of free admissions.
The other twelve dates are contemporary throughout Italy: they are the first six Sundays of the month, from October to March, plus six consecutive days, which will change from year to year and that for 2019 were set from 5 to 10 March. With the program “Io vado al Museo” there are eight days available to individual directors who will be able to modulate them as they wish throughout the year, even increasing the number of days, limiting entry without tickets to certain time slots until reaching a total of eight days “.
Each Director then made diversified choices for the opening of the most famous monuments in Naples and the rest of Campania.
The museum of Capodimonte has decided to continue the current openings, and therefore keep the first Sundays of the month free even between April and September: the Museum’s director, Sylvain Bellenger, aims to build loyalty among the public and adds Sundays 14 and 21 July for the “Musical July”.
Paolo Giulierini, Director of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, has chosen another route: admission is free for the spring festival on March 21st, on May Sundays on the 12th, 19th and 26th at the Maggio dei Monumenti, the three Sundays of August 11, 18 and 25 and the feast of San Gennaro, September 19.
The Archaeological Park and Museum of Paestum, directed by Gabriel Zuchtriegel, makes a personalized choice: admission will be free for the excavations and the museum of Paestum every Thursday from 6 pm to 7.30 pm. Also on June 15th, the feast of St. Vitus and patron of Capaccio Paestum, and December 3, the International Day of Disability.
The Director of the Ercolano Archaeological Park, Francesco Sirano has decided to concentrate free entries in the summer: the gates will be open from 2 pm on Sundays on July 14, 21 and 28, while in August on 11, 18 and 25 On August 15th August then, free admission throughout the day. In addition, the Wednesday of March (13, 20 and 27), October (30) and November (6, 13, 20 and 27).
In the Archelogical Park of Pompeii, the 8 free days for 2019 will be on March 30th, the date of the official excavations in 1748. On April 25th, the Liberation Day, May 8th, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Patroness of Pompeii and on 8 June, the birth date of the archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli (he founded the Archaeological School of Pompeii and in 1875 he published the description of Pompeii, the first scientific guide of the city). Then also on October 24th, the date of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 after Christ, on December 24th, December 26th, and also December 31st.
For the Royal Palace of Caserta the choices of interim director Antonio Lampis have fallen on free openings on weekdays: Friday 22 March, Saturday 18 May, Friday 21 June, Friday 26 July and Saturday 10 August. Then, in addition to the first Sundays of October, November and December, there will be three other days with free admission: Sunday 13 October, Saturday 23 November and Thursday 5 December.
The magnificent and unfortunately little known sites of the Campi Flegrei Archaeological Park, which extend from Pozzuoli to Baia and Cuma, remain open, in addition to the eight canonical dates valid throughout Italy, in eight days strongly characterized by the calendar holidays: beginning of spring and summer on March 21st and June 21st, the feast of Saintna on July 26th, the day of August 15th August, the feast of San Gennaro on September 19th, the feast of St. Proculus on November 16th, the ‘Immaculate Conception on December 8th, and on Boxing Day on December 26th.