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After hours museums keep Rome visitors up all night

September 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

New York might be known as the “City That Never Sleeps,” but you can make a case for Rome to hold that title as well. And now it’s become easier than ever for Rome sightseeings to continue on through the night as many of the top tourist attractions are staying open later than ever through the end of summer.

This includes many of the most popular Rome museums, such as the Castel Sant’Angelo. Built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian in 140 A.D., it is now open from 8:45 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, offering concerts, children’s entertainment and refreshments. The Vatican Museum is also open late on selected nights.

Rome is not the only city with late night museums. Visitors taking London excursions after dark will also find some of the most compelling and interesting museums open “after hours,” including the National Gallery and the National Portrait Museum.

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