Capitoline Museums close for Pope Francis visit

Pope Francis to visit Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi on 26 March.

The Capitoline Museums will be closed until 14.00 on Tuesday 26 March for security reasons during the visit of Pope Francis to Rome's city hall.

Francis, who was invited to the Campidoglio by the capital's mayor Virginia Raggi, becomes the fourth pontiff in modern times to visit Rome's city hall.

On 16 April 1966 Pope Paul VI was the guest of then mayor Amerigo Petrucci; on 15 January 1998 St John Paul II visited as a guest of Francesco Rutelli; and on 9 March 2009 Pope Benedict XVI was the guest of Gianni Alemanno.

For more details about Pope Francis' visit, including security arrangements, see city website.

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Address Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italia

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Capitoline Museums close for Pope Francis visit

Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italia