Free Things do in Milan, Florence, Rome
- Gallerie d’Italia: an unexpected museum right in Piazza della Scala, entry is totally free and inside you’ll also find a nice cafè (and yes…restrooms!). This former bank built at the beginning of the 20th century, houses a collection of masterpieces dating back to the 19th and 20th century. The atmosphere and the rich decorations of the palace will surprise you. Going downstairs you can even see the old vault of the bank.
When you pass in front of it during our Milan Segway Tour, our guide will point it out to you for sure.
- Sforza Castle: another masterpiece and another very democratic place. The former residence of the dukes of Milan now houses museums and cultural institutions and if you’re planning to visit them, consider to go at 4.30 p.m. (2 p.m. on Tuesdays), when admittance is free! Our choice? The Museum of ancient Arts, where you can admire a room painted by Leonardo da Vinci and where the last sculpture by Michelangelo is kept: a rough, unfinished and moving Pietà.
- You probably know that back in time the monks were experts in cultivating medicinal plants and in preparing medicines and perfumes. The herbalists at the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella were particularly good at their job, since they still run it after 400 years! This old, enchanting place is just attached to the side of the Santa Maria Novella Church near the Train Station. Visit the museum, smell the perfumes and taste the spirits, this place is an experience for the 5 senses!
- Some things can happen only in Florence, there’s a church, the Basilica of Santo Spirito, out of the touristic paths, peaceful and beautiful, which is the last masterpiece designed by Brunelleschi and which inside keeps a wooden crucifix painted by the one and only Michelangelo! If it happens that you find yourself in Florence on the third Sunday of every month, make sure to also enjoy the lively, little farmers’ market of La Fierucolina taking place in the square in front of the church.
- One could think that the mint is a very mysterious place impossible to enter, but actually this is not true, the entrance to the Numismatic Museum of the Italian Mint is free, you’ll need just to show your ID to get your entrance pass. Here you’ll can learn about money making techniques and see about 20.000 pieces, including coins, medals, wax patterns and minting tools.
- Where do young and hip Romans go at night? Check out the bubbly Circolo degli Artisti, a place where you can listen to live music and have a drink or go wild on the dance floor! Most of the concerts are free and check out the calendar to be sure not to miss a groovy night during your Roman stay. The club is in the city center, has a nice garden and the atmosphere is relaxed and understatement, what’s better?
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