Even inflation does not stop at culture: Other consumption compared the ticket prices of the 15 most visited Italian museums in 2022 in Rome, Florence, Naples, Venice, Turin, Milan and Caserta and took place last year an average increase of 10%. Surprisingly Milan records no changes.
Rome’s museums least affected by inflation
Starting from the capital, a weekend between museums and monuments can cost on average 2% more than last year. The most significant changes are the Colosseum Archaeological Museum (+29% in 4 years) and Castel Sant’Angelo (+6% compared to 2022). The entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums has not increased in 2023, even if the presale price has increased, which currently costs 5 euros.
In Florence, prices have increased by 4% compared to 2022. The cost of visiting the Uffizi Gallery has changed by +66% from 2015 to 2018 due to tariff differentiation between high and low season. In particular, in 2018 a ticket in the low season (from November to February) cost €12 (+€4 in advance), a price that remained unchanged in both 2022 and 2023. Vice versa again in the same year, but in high season (from March to October) a ticket costs 20€ (+4€ in advance). The cost stayed the same until March 1, 2023, when the price increased by another 21% (€25 + €4 presale).
Naples at the forefront of price increases
Rising prices also a Naples: +33% compared to 2022. In particular, the cost of visiting the archaeological site of Pompeii will increase from €16 in 2022 to €18 in 2023, a 13% increase over the previous year. Similar situation for a visit to the National Archaeological Museum, where the ticket has increased by 20% compared to 2022, from 15 to 18 euros. The most significant increase, however, was in the entrance fee for the Palazzo Reale, from 6 to 10 euros compared to the previous year (+67%).
Venice is also not spared from price increases and confirms an average increase of 10% compared to 2022. The cost of visiting the Doge’s Palace will increase from €26 to €30 from September 1, 2023, a 15% increase over the previous year.
Reggia di Venaria is the only cheapest among the considered museums
Also, the cost of cultural visits to Turin will increase by an average of 10% compared to 2022. Entry to the Egyptian Museum now costs €18 (+20% compared to 2022). The exception is Venaria Reale: indeed, among all the museums examined, it is the only case where the ticket price has decreased over the years and last year saw a 20% discount.