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Anti Terrorism & Archaeological Sites

Anti Terrorism & Archaeological Sites

Unfortunately due to current events large bulky handbags & 
rucksacks are banned from the Forum,Palantine Hill etc .The excavations of Pompeii, Herculaneum are also included. 

From coopculture 

"Prohibition of bringing bulky bags in Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine
Due to new security measures it is necessary to arrive at least 30 minutes before the reservation at the ticket desk.
It is confirmed the prohibition of bringing backpacks , camping , bulky bags and luggage / trolley, can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection"

"No introduce bulky luggage in the archaeological areas
We inform visitors and all stakeholders (schools, tour operators, tour guides, etc.) that, for security reasons,NOT ALLOWED introduce inside the Colosseum, theForum and the Palatine Hill, the excavations ofPompeiiHerculaneum , OplontiStabia and theMuseum of Boscorealebulky handbags, backpacks, luggage and housings. Find more info at the web page of each site."

Obviously the backpack at the top would be a problem,but whether a handbag that is roughly 30cm x 30cm would be a problem would more than likely be at the discretion of the security guards on that day.We will have to wait to see how it pans out.But it is worth while to remember that only Pompeii has lockers

If you have any experience with the new rules & regulations let us know ,so we can let the world know