Covid-19 in Italy: Rome's ancient ruins host open-air school lessons

Sep 15, 2020 331

Outdoor lessons on the Palatine Hill solves covid-19 distancing problems as Italy's schools reopen after coronavirus lockdown. School children in Rome could soon swap the classroom for open-air lessons in the Roman Forum and on the Palatine Hill, as Italy's schools reopen following a six-month lockdown due to covid-19.

The unique outdoor education initiative is the result of an agreement reached between local city authorities and Parco Colosseo, the archaeological park incorporating the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Domus Aurea. The novel educational experience follows a successful summer camp season organised by Parco Colosseo, involving 360 children aged 4-12, who immersed themselves in play and education among the ruins of ancient Rome.

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