When in Rome, don't sit, dip, eat, drink in fountains

  • Travel Dejavu
    Keymaster
    Travel Dejavu
    June 13, 2017 at 10:08 am #9648

    People drink from Barcaccia fountain in Rome on Monday.

    When in Rome, don’t take a dip in the monumental fountains or sit or climb on them. And don’t wash yourself, your clothes or your pet and avoid throwing objects into them-except coins in the traditional gesture meant to ensure you’ll return. Otherwise you risk fines as high as 240 euros ($270). City Hall on Monday announced an order aimed at protecting some 40 fountains of hisrotic or artistic interest, some of which have been vandalised or soiled over the years.

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