Just in time for the holidays, the Colosseum’s quinto ordine, or top fifth floor, has been renovated and finally opened to the public in early November.
This Tuesday, Pope Francis kicked off the Jubilee Year with the symbolic opening of the Holy Doors of St. Peter’s Basilica. This year long holy celebration was designated a Jubilee of Mercy by the leader of the Catholic church. This year’s Jubilee comes nearly 15 years after the last Jubilee Year, held in 2000.
After 17 months of repair work, the famed Trevi Fountain will finally be unveiled this month in Rome. Nearly 2.2 million Euro (2.98 million dollars) was spent by Fendi, the company funding the restoration project. That’s a lot of coins to throw into a fountain!
And whether you’ve been before or you just need a little break from the heaping crowds collectively craning their necks to gaze at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, these unusual things to do in Rome let your see the ancient city in a brand new light.