Italian national museums open afterhours Saturday
Riace bronzes with music, Savoy cuisine in Turin24 January, 15:05
At the Baths of Diocletian in Rome, actors dressed in ancient Roman costumes will mingle with visitors. In Sardinia, at the Archeological Museum of Cagliari, attendees will be taken on a special tour to learn about the mystical cult of Isis. The Archeological Museum of Turin is offering food samples from the cuisine of the House of Savoy. The initiative was launched last July and since then raised attendance at museums and other State cultural attractions by 5%, according to Anna Maria Buzzi, in charge of protecting and promoting Italy's cultural heritage. "It's been a great success. These results are pushing us to continue on this path," she said. For a complete list of Saturday's events, go to www.beniculturali.it.