Free admission to many galleries and cultural sites is available to those under 18 and over 65 years old; and visitors aged between 18 and 25 often qualify for a discount. In some cases, these discounts only apply to EU citizens.
Some cities or regions offer their own discount passes, such as Roma Pass (three days €38.50), which offers free use of public transport and free or reduced admission to Rome's museums.
In many places around Italy, you can also save money by purchasing a biglietto cumulativo, a ticket that allows admission to a number of associated sights for less than the combined cost of separate admission fees.
Discount Cards Table
European Youth Card (Carta Giovani)
International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
US$26, UK£12, AUD$30, €10-15
International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC)
US$20, UK£12, AUD$30, €10-18
International Youth Travel Card (IYTC)
US$20, UK£12, AUD$30, €10-15