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Some important updated news

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Some important updated news

I would like to pass you some useful info:

1- No papal audiences on July 14th, 21st and 28th. Also the Holy Father deserves his own vacation that this year will be fully spent at Castel Gandolfo.....for 3 weeks his agenda is blank!

2- It seems that the dressing code at the Scavi is going to be strictly applied: no short pants for men, even if under the knees. As it is written on the application form the pants must be long; the ladies must have covered knees and shoulders as well.

3- On August new portions of the Colosseum will be (finally) re-opened to the public and so it will be possible to climb on the 3rd level terrace where there is a fully preserved gallery, and also to descend into the undergraound, down below the woodden floor of the arena. The opening of these areas are scheduled on different (still unknown) dates.....keep your ears radar-like open :)

On this Corriere della Sera's article there is this video; you won't understand a word probably but the site speaks for itself!!!! …corriere.it/roma/notizie/cronaca/10_giugno_…

4- At the Vittoriano there is an interesting exhibit for free until September 12th (entrance is on the right hand side of the monument from Mon to Fri 9.30am-6.30pm; Sat from 9.30am to 7.30pm). All the ancient items were stolen by tomb raiders but fortunately rescued by the Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza not only in private collections but also in many museums all over the world. After that you'll never again look at some lovely ancient pots or sorcophagi in an over-sea museum, with a case label which gives no more provenance than 'Italy' or 'Near East', without a stab of unease.....

Ciao Daniela

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Grazie Daniela for such useful news. I cant wait to see all the new things there. Salute.

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Thanks Daniela,

This is very useful information.

Donna

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Thank you for the updates.

On normal Sundays what time does the Pope usually make his address?

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The Sunday blessing is always at noon; it is given after the prayer of the Angelus or the Regina Coeli according to the liturgical calendar. Actually I don't know if it will be given during the Pope's 3 weeks 'off-duty', during which nothing should be scheduled on his agenda but resting, relaxing and meditation. BTW the Holy Father won't be in Rome from beginning of July until October; he will be at his summer residence palace in Castelgandolfo (more or less like the English Royal family moving to Balmoral Castle for summer!).

Ciao Daniela

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THANKS for the updates! We leave for Rome in about 3 weeks. Do you know the best way to find out about what music will be happening while we're there - including summer events & outdoor concerts?

Grazie mille!

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what a pity, we shall be in Rome on Sunday 22nd August, and that would have been one of the highlights of my trip, maybe next time.

Debs

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