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Visiting Rome In the Midst of a Global Pandemic?

Personal Note: I have been trapped in my house for the past four months or so. I have been planning for my imaginary holiday that will hopefully soon not be imaginary anymore. It has always been one of my bucket list goals to travel to Europe, Italy, being on top of that list. Now that virtual tours are available, I can finally (to some extent) enjoy Rome for what it may look like if I could go!

Featured in Unesco’s World Heritage List, Rome, Italy has always been a center of tourist attraction, housing some of the most well-known museums, amazing examples of architecture, and splendid art pieces. After being closed for more than three months due to the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic, The Colosseum Archaeological Park has finally reopened to the public. This includes the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and Domus Aurea.

But what about those of us who can’t travel overseas and are in lockdown?

I have the perfect solution for you! Since the many landmarks have been shut down, virtual tours of Rome pre-covid19 have been made available for the general public. All you have to do is dress up in your vacation outfit (or stay in your pajamas!) and play the video from the comfort of your own home.

Check out this virtual tour of The Colosseum or click this link to view more virtual tours of the monuments of Rome.

How amazing is it to see the advancement of technology? I remember back when I was younger (and I’m a 90’s baby), my family didn’t even have a computer or laptop, so being able to travel virtually is mind-blowing.

For those of you who are still stuck at home, let us know what you think of these virtual tours!

If you have yet to join our Armchair Journey sessions and am unable to travel like me, you are welcome to enrich your hours through our series of artful discussions


Written by

Allyshia Tran, Artful Journeys Virtual Intern

Allyshia is an Aussie born, aspiring Public Relations Student who is completing her final year of study while interning for Artful Journeys. With music, art, and beauty being some of her passions, Allyshia thoroughly enjoys singing, writing, and visiting Australian museums and art galleries (when a global pandemic hadn’t taken over our lives) whenever she isn’t swamped with school assignments. She sincerely hopes you enjoy her upcoming blogs, and please leave comments in reply to them!

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