Rome under wraps
If you’re planning a first visit to the Eternal City, you should be aware that a number of Rome’s main tourist sights are currently under renovation. You can still visit, of course, but you’ll need to rely on your guidebook or a postcard vendor to see the view you’ve missed out on. Here’s what it looked like when I visited at the end of May 2015:
At the Spanish Steps it’s business as usual, but its pretty church, Trinità dei Monti, is currently covered up.
All you’ll get at the moment is a glimpse of the Trevi Fountain as it’s being extensively renovated. Save your coin for another time.
The lower level and much of the rear of the Colosseum is undergoing repair, though it’s still open to visitors.
In preparation for Italy’s Festa della Repubblica on 2nd June, when a parade will pass, temporary grandstands are being constructed along the streets alongside the Roman Forum.
Know of any other tourist attractions currently undergoing repair? Add a comment and let us all know, thanks.