During its eight years of construction, the Rome Italy Temple has undergone many extraordinary changes, from the placement of statues of Christ and His twelve apostlesin the temple visitors' center to the recent removal of scaffolding along the temple's exterior. This spring, the First Presidency announced that the Rome Italy Temple will be dedicated Sunday, March 10 through Sunday, March 17, 2019, with an open house to be held January 28 through February 16.
As the dedication date nears, the temple continues to reach new milestones as the landscaping and construction progress. See the latest photos of this beautiful house of the Lord:
Now that the scaffolding has all come off, the Rome Temple looks more beautiful than ever! 😍 I can’t wait to go to the open house next year! #rometemple #forzaroma #GIRM A post shared by Parker Hughes (@phughes997) on Jun 23, 2018 at 7:51am PDT
Photo by Heather Evertsen from the LDS Italy/ Rome Temple Visitors Facebook page
Rome, Italy PC: @shayleejeanphotography #ldstempleaday #lds #ldstemple #mormon #rometemple A post shared by LDS Temple A Day (@ldstempleaday) on May 31, 2018 at 12:57pm PDT
Too many #’s. #cortona a new favorite place to be visited again. #rometemple so beautiful the blessings it will bring. #trevifountain a coin over our shoulder for good luck. #pantheon so magical and then the heavens opened. #spanishsteps people watching at its best. #polignanoamare a special place for #willfamwilltravel A post shared by Shane Williams (@dahooke) on Jun 18, 2018 at 5:13pm PDT
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In February of this year, the first aerial views of the temple were released showing the temple along with the visitors' center and the entire temple complex. Here are more photos of the temple's construction that show how far the temple has come: