Rome’s Pantheon to charge tourists entry fee from next year

Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017

pantheonTravellers planning to visit Pantheon in Rome will now have to pay for the entry to one of the Italian capital’s oldest monuments.

 

 

The building, one of the few ancient sites in the city that is currently free will now charge the tourists an entry fee as announced by Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini last week. The idea for a entry fee was passed in January in order to recover the high running costs of the monument however it was not implemented immediately. Franceschini now confirmed about the fee but did not mention the exact figure, but assured it would be no more than a few euroes.

 

 

Every year, the Pantheon sees the footfall of as many as seven million people. it was a Pagan temple initially which was built between 118 and 125 AD and then converted to a Catholic church in 608 AD. The Pantheon is the best preserved of all the Ancient Roman monuments. Its 142ft dome is still the biggest unreinforced concrete dome ever constructed and the original marble floor remains intact.

 

 

Florence and Venice both took steps for preserving their historic site and Italy is also facing the issue in the recent years. The country has seen a boom in tourism and visitor numbers are at a record high of 56 million a year, up 55 per cent from 2001.


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