The whole of Italy is now in “white” Covid status. Learn more about Italy’s Covid zones >
Everything in Rome is now open as normal though tickets for museums and other sites must be booked in advance >
There is no curfew. Masks do not need to be worn outdoors if distant from others, when exercising, or anywhere if eating or drinking. Food and drink can be consumed inside in restaurants and bars.
Since the whole of Italy is now a “white zone”, travel is permitted freely throughout the country, and restrictions for visiting Americans and Australians have been significantly relaxed. See if you can travel to Rome now >
How to see the Pope in Rome in 2020
To see the Pope in Rome, you have three options. The first option is to visit on a Sunday morning just before noon for a chance to see him for free. You can also get a papal audience ticket in St. Peter’s Square/Nervi auditorium or a ticket to the Vatican Hall.
1) See the Pope by visiting St Peter’s Square on a Sunday morning
When is the Pope at the Vatican?
The Angelus is held at St Peter’s Square most Sundays at midday. The papal audiences are held most Wednesdays at around 10.30am. Both only occur when the Pope is in Rome. You can check the Pope’s official schedule on the Vatican’s website to check times and for any cancellations.