• Vatican considers limit on museum visitors amid safety fears

    12 days ago - By The Guardian

    Exclusive: Tour guides claim at least 10 visitors a day faint in crowds making way to Sistine Chapel The Vatican Museums are considering putting a cap on visitor numbers amid fears among tour guides that overcrowding could provoke a stampede unless security policy is changed. The museums, a sprawling structure of 54 galleries containing a vast collection of treasures gathered by pontiffs over the centuries, draw in more than 6 million people a year. But unlike other major Rome landmarks, such as the Colosseum, they currently have no daily limit on visitors.
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