2nd regional Italian head contracts coronavirus, all cultural facilities across the country CLOSED

Gripped by the deadly coronavirus

Gripped by the deadly coronavirus, which has infected thousands nationwide – a figure which now includes the head of its Piedmont region – Italy has shut down all of its cultural sites and iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum.

Those hoping to marvel at glorious reminders of the Roman Empire by visiting the Colosseum or walking among the ancient ruins of the Forum in central Rome won’t be fulfilling their dreams any time soon. Those seeking to enjoy the masterpieces of the great Renaissance masters in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery will have to shelve their plans for the time being, too.

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