This week, Italy celebrates La Giornata Internazionale della Donna, International Women’s Day, with a special gift: free entrance to State Museums and cultural events, to women throughout the country, during the festivities of March 8th. International Women’s Day has been celebrated for just over 100 years as a day to recognize the achievements of women from all walks of life.
The importance that Italy places on culture makes it an excellent study abroad location. Not only will museums be free for women on March 8th, from this year forward, but entrance to State museums and monuments has been free to all, on the first Sunday of every month, since 2014.
For those currently studying at the Umbra Institute, or who plan to join us in future semesters, we welcome you to click the following links to view a full list of State Museums (also free, the first Sunday of every month) and Cultural Events that will be free this Tuesday.
The list includes locations such as the Coliseum and the Roman Forum, as well as lesser known locations such as the Roman Amphitheater and Archaeology Museum of Spoleto. Scroll down each page in the links above to find a list of museums/events according to the region of their location.
To learn more about the history of International Women’s Day, Click here.
To learn more about Gender Studies at the Umbra Institute, view course listings for:
GSIT 334: La Bella Figura! Exploring Gender in Italy and
HSWS 380: Saints, Sinners, and Harlots: Medieval Women in Central Italy