Italy TravelProtective Barrier to Be Erected Around Rome’s Colosseum

Protective Barrier to Be Erected Around Rome’s Colosseum
Published on Thursday, November 29, 2012 by

Officials in Rome have announced that a protective barrier will be erected around the Colosseum in order to protect visitors and passersby from falling chunks of the ancient structure.  Over the past year, the pieces have presented more and more of a safety hazard.

According to Wanted in Rome, “The impassable security barrier will be composed of cast iron and cement pillars and will be erected at street level at ‘mathematically calculated’ distances between six and 15 metres from the Colosseum.

The Colosseum is about to undergo an extensive renovation sponsored by Tod’s, the luxury leather company. It will remain open to visitors while the repair work is being done.

By Kathy McCabe

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