Rome’s Colosseum Considers Limiting Visitors

ANSA reports today that the Colosseum is considering limiting the numbers of tourists to 6000 at any one time. Other tourist attractions in Italy have limited visitors, most notably the Leaning Tower of Pisa, where only 30 people are allowed  at the top at any one time.

The Uffizi Museum in Florence has been restricting visitors for a few years  to 900 inside at a time, and in Milan there are strict visiting regulations to see the famous Da Vinci painting of  The Last Supper. Only 25 people at a time can view this painting and you have to get tickets up to six months in advance for the privilege.

No explanation was given as to the proposal to limit tourist numbers inside the Colosseum, but with pieces of rock falling and an upcoming restoration scheduled to begin in March, it is not too surprising.

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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2 Responses to Rome’s Colosseum Considers Limiting Visitors

  1. Donna says:

    Actually I’m glad to hear it if the purpose is to preserve these monuments.


  2. Bonnie D. says:

    My personal feeling is that these treasures are far too precious to risk to all comers. If for no other reason than they are not as appreciated by many as anything more than a great background on their postcards to prove they were in Rome. In America we have Indian Mounds and that is about all that goes back to antiquity. The countries with long histories are to be commended on their efforts to preserve the past for the future.


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