Italy: Romans return to city's museums minus the crowds as lockdown eases

Citizens of Rome headed to the world-renowned Capitoline Museums, as local authorities allowed a gradual reopening with COVID-protection measures, as seen in footage filmed on Tuesday. One of Rome's main collection of museums, usually packed with tourists from all over the globe, welcomed just a handful of visitors who stood in line to enter, maintaining a safe distance amid anti-COVID measures... Еще. Each visitor, wearing a facemask, proceeded with a temperature check and took a dose of hand sanitiser before entering the display rooms. The capital's cultural heritage superintendent Maria Vittoria Marini Clarelli said that the situation will attract back many Rome residents, who wished to visit the treasures of their city but were usually scared off by the infamous kilometres-long lines, typical for one of the world's most visited cities. «These museums, which are generally more visited by tourists, rather than by Roman citizens, are excited to finally return to their official owners, let's say,» she said. On Monday, a number of cultural and religious institutions in Italy and the Vatican City reopened for visits under sanitary restrictions while the travel ban disallowing tourists from entering the country expires only on June 3.

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