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Has this been sourced? I can't find anything on this other than this website and another website. It is apparently being credited to Conte's decree, but I haven't even seen that

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It's in the Italian newspapers but this is only link I can find in English

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The Gallery Borghese and Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome have noted the closure on their websites - they are closed

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It's on their websites. It looks like most cultural attractions are closed now.

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Coopculture (which manages the Colosseum, the Forum and others) also refers to the closure here

Pompeii sites are also officially closed (official note)

The Vatican Museums official site does not have an official note.

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Major English language news organizations are reporting this now

From NY Times::

Mr. Conte also announced early Sunday morning that the government would extend less restrictive measures previously imposed in the north, such as the closings of museums, movie theaters, discos and betting parlors, to the rest of the country. He said conferences of doctors and other medical professionals would be “absolutely” banned. “We cannot allow it,” he said.

From BBC:

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte also announced the closure of schools, gyms, museums, nightclubs and other venues across the whole country.

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Even ski areas are closed!

San Domenico


Impianti CHIUSI a seguito del decreto ministeriale per il Coronavirus

(Translation by google)


Implants CLOSED following the ministerial decree for Coronavirus

Enjoy the re-planning and the trip!

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Yes. I received an email from the American embassy in Rome! We aren’t going till May 10 th so I’m watching very carefully.

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Just to add, the Vatican is its own entity so probably would not be included in formal government announcements for Italian national or civic museums. Plugging into their own booking website tonight, what comes up is a page I've never seen before announcing that, "they are performing some maintenance" and will be back online as soon as possible. I've a hunch that they're trying to figure out how to communicate short-notice closures and ticket/tour refunds.

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Thank you everyone. Will now need to start trying to get refunds