Buon Compleanno Roma! Today is Rome’s official Birthday, with too many candles on its cake to count (over 2,000)!
Best of all this means lots of free, fun events, including (more)FREE museums! We suggest the MACRO (Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art), and the Ara Pacis (first-century Emperor Augustus’s monumental Altar of Peace). But don’t forget Raphael’s Fornarina in Palazzo Barberini and the Capitoline Museum’s ancient sculpture in the industrial setting of Montemartini Centrale!
The full list of free museums can be found here: