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Much of Italy Is Reopening After Weeks of Strict Coronavirus Lockdowns

ROME — Much of Italy is reopening after weeks of strict coronavirus lockdowns, with museums welcoming the public and bars and restaurants open for outdoor, sit-down service.

Despite appeals for social distancing, public transport in Rome and Milan was jammed as high schools were allowed to operate at least 70% in-person learning starting Monday.

Restaurant workers who have been home for weeks got an early start setting up their tables and sweeping the cobblestones to welcome their first customers.

At Rome’s Capitoline Museums, visitors marveled that they had the place to themselves given tourists usually overwhelm the museum and its picturesque piazza overlooking the Roman Forum.

Art student Giorgio Salemme said the reduction was good for the visitor and the art. He said: “We are avoiding the usual over-crowding where you see that everyone is trying to devour everything as quickly as possible without appreciating it.”

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