VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – If you’ve ever dreamed of being in the Sistine Chapel without feeling like you are craning your neck in a packed open-top tourist bus, now is your chance.
People wearing protective face masks stand in front of The Vatican Museums ahead of the re-opening amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rome, Italy June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
The Vatican Museums re-opened to the public on Monday after being closed for nearly three months because of the coronavirus lockdown.
The Museums, which house some of the world’s greatest Renaissance masterpieces as well as ancient Roman and Egyptian artefacts, can now be visited only by making online reservations in order to control the number of people attending at one time.
Visitors have their temperatures checked by remote thermal scanners and have to wear masks.
Still, that was a small inconvenience in exchange for being one of only about 25 people at a time on Monday in the Sistine Chapel,…
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