Italy is serious about preserving its historical monuments, and is imposing severe fines on misbehaving tourists threatening to ruin them, unwittingly or not. Rome has passed a new set of laws for this very purpose. While some of it is common sense (for example, don’t swim in the Trevi Fountain), there are new rules that the unsuspecting traveller may not know about. But, wait. Rome is not the first Italian city to do so: Venice and Florence have long imposed restrictions on travellers damaging the city’s monuments, no thanks to over-tourism. 

Don’t want to kena fine? Read on.

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