17.08.2013 - 25.10.2013
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In occasion of Open Days, the landmarks of Apulia open their doors to visitors every Saturday from July to September. Discover the Region’s historic centers accompanied by expert guides, and visit www.opendays.viaggiareinpuglia.it.
In Rome, rather, every Friday will see the Vatican Museums welcoming visitors during sunset hours and later (7 PM – 11 PM until July 26th, and from September 6th to October 25th ).
The sections open for a sunset viewing are the Museo Pio Clementino, the Egyptian collection, the Gallerie Superiori, Raphael’s Room, rooms inside the Borgia Apartment, the Modern Religious Art section, and the Sistine Chapel.
From one Capital city to another: entities of both the Eternal City and Italy’s original Capital, Turin, have worked together to provide additional musical fare, with Il Bello da Sentire, a collaboration by the Royal Palace of Venaria and Turin’s Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory. How does it work? Visitors with a normal entrance ticket for the Vatican Museums and still in Rome on Friday evening can enjoy one of the 21 concerts on the programme. Depending on the concert, the venues vary and include the Museo Gregoriano Profano, the Salone di Raffaello, and the Terraces of the Pigna Courtyard Painting Gallery.
Moving up the coast to Pisa, the celebrated Leaning Tower is also open evenings from 8-10 PM, until September 1st. Visitors can even sneak a peek at the Sala del Pesce (Hall of the Fish), peculiar room at the Tower’s base from where they can glimpse the sky as if through an incredible telescope, special effect created by this singular structure.
Finally, from June to December, Milan's Santa Maria delle Grazie offers a special opening of its Cenacolo, location of the breathtaking Da Vinci painting, The Last Supper. This rare event has been made possible with the support of ENI Special Initiatives.
Visitors can enter the Cenacolo or Refectory (or Dining Hall) evenings between 7:00 and 10:30 PM, free with reservation.
Call +39 02 92 800 360, Monday - Saturday, 8AM to 6:30 PM.