Pedestrianization Continues

  Pedestrianization of the city continues with plans for both Oltrarno and Piazzale Michelangelo to be car-free in 2015.         Piazza del Carmine’s famous carpark will be reduced to the piazza’s perimeter by January 12, clearing the center for use by pedestrians. City officials anticipate that the piazza will already be more pedestrian-friendly in …

Sistine Chapel Shines Anew in 3D

A dazzling newly lit Sistine Chapel is shining after three years of preparations. The innovations enable the frescoes to survive the rigors of mass tourism, as the Vatican seeks to reduce the number of visitors to the chapel and the time of each visit.   “Visitors to the Vatican Museums are going to be offered …