Which museums are free in Paris and why to visit them

Parigi | musei gratis

WHAT ARE THE FREE MUSEUMS IN PARIS AND WHY VISIT THEM

There are plenty of Parisian museums to see but what are the free museums in Paris and why visit them?
The artistic and cultural heritage of Paris is immense and it’s practically impossible to see everything on a single trip so you have to make choices and decide what budget you want to put aside for museum admission.

If you want to see Paris and its wonders but don’t want to spend a lot of money, you might want to know that there are plenty of museums you can see for free. Here’s a list of the must-see museums.

Free museums in Paris

 

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The Royal Palace of Venice: the Royal Rooms of the Correr Museum

Palazzo Reale Venezia | sala moresa

THE ROYAL PALACE OF VENICE: THE ROYAL ROOMS OF THE CORRER MUSEUM

Did you know that there is a Royal Palace in Venice?
I am familiar with Venice and the Doge’s Palace, the residence of the Doge, but I had no idea that there was also the Royal Palace of Venice.
I had the privilege of seeing a preview of the twenty Royal Halls of Venice and I was left speechless!

After almost a century of oblivion, the Royal Palace of Venice, the symbol of 19th-century Venice where the city’s history unfolded after the fall of the Serenissima republic, has returned to shine.
It is a new itinerary of the Correr Museum and can be visited with the entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace, which also gives access to the Museums of St Mark’s Square.

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Caravaggio’s portrait at the Royal Palace of Naples

 ritratto Caravaggio | Palazzo Reale Napoli

THE PORTRAIT OF CARAVAGGIO AT THE ROYAL PALACE OF NAPLES

If you visit the Royal Palace in Naples, don’t forget to look for Caravaggio’s portrait, which can be found in one of the oldest frescoed vaults in the palace.

The artist who frescoed the vault, and who painted the portrait of the great master, is Battistello Caracciolo. One of the most important 17th century Neapolitan artists, who more than any other incorporated Caravaggio’s teachings when he came to Naples.

Caravaggio’s portrait in Naples

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The Luciano Ventrone House-Museum

Luciano Ventrone | musei Abruzzo

THE LUCIANO VENTRONE HOUSE-MUSEUM OPENS

A little more than a year after Luciano Ventrone’s death on 16 April 2021, the Luciano Ventrone and Miranda Gibilisco Foundation opens to the public what was once the home of the Italian painter active between the second half of the 20th century and the early 2000s.

This makes it possible to visit the Casa-Museo Luciano Ventrone” in Collelongo and learn about the enormous legacy of an artist who spanned more than half a century, going down in art history as the “Caravaggio of the 20th century”– as the great art critic Federico Zeri defined him.

Luciano Ventrone House-Museum

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