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Museum tickets for 18-15, are they 2 Euros for all?

HI all.
I am confused as to whether the 18-25 group 2.OO E admission is for EU citizens, or is it for all. I am confused with the student, and 18-25 categories. I had thought that you had to pay full price in that age range unless you were a EU citizen and a student. But with the recent elimination of the free admission on the first Sunday of the month, some travel articles (including the one referenced by Rick Steves) are reporting that now 18-25 year olds can enter for 2 euros. Anybody have any experience with this? I understand that whether the ticket is free (under 18) or reduced, you still have to pay for reservation fees. I just want to make sure I reserve (and purchase) the correct categories.

Thanks in advance.

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Check each venue’s website but for our 14 and 17 year old granddaughters we just paid the 2€ reservation fee and several sites in Florence and Rome. It was free for this age group no matter what country you were from.

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But with the recent elimination of the free admission on the first
Sunday of the month...

They only eliminated the free first Sundays at State museums - state museums which are normally open on all Sundays anyway - during high-season months. For example, Included in the list of free days on the Uffizi website:

"The first Sunday of the six months between October 2019 and March 2020: 6 October 2019; 3 November 2019; 1 December 2019; 5 January 2020; 2 February 2020; 1 March 2020."

For Florence museums, this will be helpful:

This is not true for the Colosseum in Rome. Free days for 2019 were announced early in the year and are as follows (excluding dates already past):

23rd of September
4th of October
4th of November
21th of November
18th of December

So you have to check each museum's website for their free-day listings

As far as I'm aware, the 2 € rate applies only to 18-25 year olds of EU citizens and those of non-EU mutual agreement countries. Again from the Uffizi site:

"REDUCED-PRICE TICKET ( 2 €+ reservation fee )

European Union citizens only, aged +18 | -26 upon showing passport or ID, and citizens of non-EU Countries only upon mutual agreement (Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein)."

The same is true at the Accademia (see "reduced price"):

Reduced tickets (€ 6.00 including pre-sale + reservation fee) for Galleria Borghese are only available for citizens aged 18-25 of EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland showing valid proof. As this is an Italian State museum, it is free to visit on the first Sundays of October - March 2019/2020 but advance reservations are still mandatory.