Crowds at Vatican museums & Louvre

This item appears on page 4 of the March 2019 issue.
This is subscriber only post.
Get one year of online-only access — only $15!
Below is a sample of the article.
Please login or subscribe to ITN to read the entire post.

The Vatican is considering measures to reduce the number of visitors to the Vatican Museums, due to overcrowding and health issues.

More than 6 million people visit the museums each year, with up to 30,000 per day during the high season (March-October), when, according to guides, as many as 10 visitors faint each day in the non-air-conditioned corridors, occasionally suffering additional injuries.

• The most-visited museum in the world is the Louvre in Paris. The Louvre experienced a large bump in visitors in 2018, receiving more than 10 million, up from 8 million the year before, due, in part, to the release of a popular music video showing the celebrity couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z in front of some of the Louvre's masterpieces.

Please login or subscribe to ITN to read the entire post.

The Vatican is considering measures to reduce the number of visitors to the Vatican Museums, due to overcrowding and health issues.

More than 6 million people visit the museums each year, with up to 30,000 per day during the high season (March-October), when, according to guides, as many as 10 visitors faint each day in the non-air-conditioned corridors, occasionally suffering additional injuries.

• The most-visited museum in the world is the Louvre in Paris. The Louvre experienced a large bump in visitors in 2018, receiving more than 10 million, up from 8 million the year before, due, in part, to the release of a popular music video showing the celebrity couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z in front of some of the Louvre's masterpieces.