Rome is currently in “orange” status.
Unfortunately this means that all museums and architectural sites are still closed.
Personal movement is still restricted to essential journeys only within the Lazio region, as well as for exercise. Schools are open. Most stores, hairdressers and salons are now open, while gyms remain closed. Restaurants are open for take-away only until 10 pm, though they may deliver at any time. Bars are open for take-away only from 5am until 6pm.
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.