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HEADS UP! CLOSURES AT THE COLOSSEUM from April 1 - April 12!

This must JUST have been posted in the "News" section of the website:

https://www.coopculture.it/en/the-colosseum.cfm

CLOSURE OF ARENA, UNDERGROUND AND THIRD LEVEL
Due to the complex setting-up and taking down of the Via Crucis (my note: Way Of The Cross procession) during the Holy Easter, from April 1st until April 12th the access to the arena, the underground and the third level of the Coliseum will be closed to the public.”

Obviously, any tours which include these areas will not be available for bookings, and I'm sure those already booked will be offered a refund or an alternative tour...although what's left to visit will be the standard areas included in the "ordinary entrance" ticket. That's aside from the Forum/Palatine, of course.

I'll scour the site further to see if I notice any other changes but wanted to get this out ASAP as I know it affects some of you.

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Kathy,

Thanks for posting this important information!

It’s unfortunate for those who’ll be there during these dates...

Posted by
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Yep, I'm sure the 3rd-party tour operators are having a 🐄, not to mention the coopculture booking and guide staffs.

Anyone who DID have a tour booked and has heard from their operator, you might want to share what's being communicated as far as refunds or substitutions?

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I will be in Rome early April. I scheduled a food tour and a Vatican tour, but decided to skip this tour because I didn’t want to be overrun with tours. I was starting to rethink my decision, so I really appreciate this information. Thanks!