Italy the Week After Easter - "Culture Week"

I am traveling with my family of four for 8 days to Rome, Florence and Venice, beginning on the Saturday before Easter. I read that many Italians have a holiday the week after Easter and that State and and City-run Museums are free during that "Culture Week". Would you recommend buying multi-attraction passes (Roma Pass, for example) regardless, to gain access to the short line to avoid what I assume will be large crowds for these free museums? Do the Museums still have these lines available during "Culture Week", or do they not bother, since admittance is free?

Posted by donna
roswell, ga, usa
994 posts

I was there last year Easter/Week after, and yes, we did buy the pass. Vacation time is money, and the least wasted waiting in lines, the better. IMHO