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Sitting on Rome’s famous Spanish Steps can now cost you a serious fine

In July, Roman officials announced the city would administer fines to those who soil, deface or damage its historic, artistic and monument sites.

The rule serves as an attempt to curb unwanted tourist behavior, from jumping into fountains to walking around Rome shirtless.

  • Natalie B. Compton
  • The Washington Post

It also extends to sitting or lying on the Spanish Steps, a historic monument and 18th-century UNESCO-protected attraction. Those in violation of the ordinance will be …

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