Attention, resources and a sense of civic responsibility look to continue being themes behind developments in Rome for all things Colosseum.
The Curia Lulia, ancient seat of the Roman Senate, has just been reopened after much restoration, and new works and improvements look to be queueing up across the 77 hectare site that is the Colosseum and Forum archaeological area.
Coming months and years are aiming to make visitors feel more welcome and looked-after (not hard, to put it bluntly), with visitor facilities, museums, exhibitions and a potential plan to extend the pedestrianised area to fully encircle the Colosseum for some distance.
Hard targets, for now, are the opening of the ‘Colosseum Museum’ in 2019 and then the same for the Roman Forum in 2020, as well as several new tours in areas previously closed to the public.
Good to see such ambition and awareness after what feels like a long period of status quo.