Entrance to the Pantheon in Rome will be paid automatic translate
ROME. Visitors to the Pantheon, one of the most well-preserved ancient monuments, will have to purchase an entrance ticket from May 2018, if they are not going to pray there, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Italy reported.
The church - a huge cylindrical temple, the beautifully preserved outer wall of which supports a huge dome 43 meters in diameter with a round hole at the top - attracted 7.4 million visitors in 2017.
The ticket will cost 2 euros per person. The introduction of the entrance fee to the Pantheon shows the desire to squeeze more profit out of the cultural values of Italy. The ministry also said that the entrance for tourists will be suspended during religious services.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of tickets will go to the maintenance site, where the Roman statesman Marcus Vipsany Agrippa ordered a temple in honor of the Emperor Augustus around 27 BC. The current form of the Pantheon and walls six meters thick refer to the period of the reign of Emperor Hadrian, who came to power in 117 AD. The building survived the attacks of the barbarians and turned into a Christian church in 609.
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The care of art and architecture, the age of which is thousands of years old, has long been a problem for Italy, which is responsible for more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country and has longstanding problems of bureaucracy and inadequate state funding.
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