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Museums all over Italy have reopened to the public on May 18, more than two months after the start of the government-sanctioned lockdown from the last month of March: a much needed good news, and one that brings us closer, at least emotionally, to the end of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Rome, of course, will be leading the way with its hundreds of landmarks and sites and the dozens of museums in the city, with every last one of them having spent the last two months implementing steps for preventing the further spread of Covid-19.
It’s safe to say that scenes we all saw on the news (or experienced first-hand) with tourists in droves crowding the halls of such attractions as the Colosseum or the Vatican Museums won’t be seen again any time soon (or, ever). Museum officials worldwide, not just Italy or Rome, agree that art is necessary and a balm for wounded souls after lockdown, but there will be radical changes.
Access only available to certain quotas of visitors everyday, online ticketing, extended hours: there’s a consensus that this is the way to go to go back to a semblance of normalcy when visiting Rome’s museums: national establishments, city-owned institutions and even the Vatican Museums will put in place new rules to access the premises:
To safeguard every visitor’s health,
The Vatican Museums are also reopening on June 1st, following the guidelines listed above: mandatory booking, longer opening hours, a limited amount of visitors each day.