Museum closures and protests in Rome on 25 March.
Two areas of central Rome will be off-limits to pedestrians and traffic on Saturday 25 March as 40 heads of state or government converge in the Italian capital to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty.
The major security operation will see the "blue area" around the Campidoglio closed off from just after midnight on Friday 24 March until about 14.00 the next day, while the "green area" around the Quirinale is off-limits from 07.00 until about 15.00 on 25 March.
The Colosseo metro stop on the B line will be closed all day on 25 March, as will the Spagna and Barberini stops on the A line, and there will be public transport detours in the centre throughout the day.
There are numerous pro- and anti-EU demonstrations planned across the city on 25 March, at various times and in various areas, and the 5,000 police officers on duty are bracing themselves for potential clashes.
There will also be several closures of museums and archaeological sites, for the entire day on 25 March, including the Colosseum, the Imperial Fora, Teatro di Marcello, Domus Aurea, the Vittoriano and the Scuderie del Quirinale.
For full details of the security plan, and the protest routes, see the city website.
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