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.