"Centurions" banned in Rome

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has banned costumed centurions from operating around historic tourist sites in the capital, to ensure "decorum and security."

Those caught breaking the new rules, which remain in place until 31 October, face fines of €400. The ban even prevents the souvenir-photo posers from offering their services for free.

The order, the latest in a series of bans in recent years, affects areas such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Trevi Fountain.