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Night of Museums to celebrate art and culture

ROME – A nation of more than 150 thousand people lived this year a night of culture, art and entertainment. With more than 200 events, in six hours, she returned to the scene Night of the Museums of Rome, at the same time in Europe, now in its fifth edition. The events, all free, were enriched with 30 exhibitions, concerts, films and ballets that have taken place in the 100 spaces used including museums, libraries and archaeological sites.

In all there were over 270 thousand to visit the winds expected. Among the most visited places the Capitoline Museums with Access 7500, the Markets of Trajan with 6500, the Ara Pacis with 5000, the Quirinal Stables with 2000 the Exhibition Hall with 3500 and 4500 with the Maxxi. Great success also for museum center of Wisdom with 5000 hits.

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“The more than 270 thousand participants in the Night of Museums confirm the success of our Culture Night. We recorded a huge turnout from the early hours, with an unprecedented and constantly increase compared to the previous editions, thanks to a high-quality programming and new sites open for free “says the commissioner of Cultural Affairs and the historic center of Rome Dino Gasperini

The mayor Gianni Alemanno has gone to the theater Argentina to light the facade symbolically released by trams 8 “so we reinforce the idea of a square back to its former glory.” “We have a great new feature – said Alemanno – we found the money for the Festival of Literature which will be June 11. Tranquilize the publishers and all concerned that the Festival will not be moved. “

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