Rome mayor writes to ambassadors over tourist vandals

Raggi wants to bring back "civic sense" to Rome's tourists. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has written to foreign ambassadors in the capital to highlight the bad behaviour of some of their fellow citize...

US tourist fined for jumping into Rome's Trevi Fountain

American tourist told Rome police that he didn't know it was forbidden. A 26-year-old tourist from New York was fined €450 by Rome police after being caught splashing around in the waters of the Trev...

Rome combats illegal tourist accommodation

5,000 unauthorised venues offering tourist accommodation in Rome. A special police unit dedicated to combatting unauthorised tourist accommodation in Rome is to be established this year by the city,...

Hungarian tourist carves letter T into Colosseum

Third case of vandalism at Rome's Colosseum in a week. A 29-year-old Hungarian tourist faces charges of aggravated damage to a building of historical and cultural interest after vandalising the Colos...

Bulgarian student defaces Colosseum in Rome

Incident comes days after another tourist carved initials into Rome monument. A 17-year-old Bulgarian student who defaced the Colosseum has been reported by Rome police for aggravated damage to a bui...

Tourist fined for getting into Bernini fountain in Rome

French tourist receives €450 fine for late night escapade in Rome fountain. A 31-year-old French tourist has been fined €450 after Rome police caught her in the waters of the Fontana delle Api, locat...

Tourist caught vandalising Colosseum in Rome

Israeli woman caught carving family initials on Colosseum. Staff at the Colosseum caught a 39-year-old Israeli tourist carving the initials of the names of her husband and children into an internal p...

Rome in top spot as Italy's art city tourism booms

Cultural tourism is booming in Italy, with Rome at the top. Rome retains its title as Italy's top cultural destination, attracting 15.2 million tourists and 36.6 million overnight stays in 2018.The n...

Tourists caught flying drone over Colosseum

Chinese tourists violate Rome's no drone policy. Three Chinese tourists were detained by Rome police after being caught flying a drone over the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine on 13 March. T...

Rome considers banning barbarian tourists

Rome to compile list of tourists "guilty of crimes against the city." Rome mayor Virginia Raggi is working on a proposal to prevent "barbarian tourists" from returning to the capital, according to Ita...

Dancing tourists arrested at Bernini fountain in Rome

Russian tourists assaulted Rome police at Spanish Steps. Two Russian women, who climbed over the barriers in place around the Barcaccia fountain in Piazza di Spagna, were arrested after assaulting a...

New express train from Civitavecchia to Rome

Direct service will connect Civitavecchia cruise passengers with Rome. A new express train connecting the coastal town of Civitavecchia north of Rome with the capital was announced on 12 February, as...

Rome police fine man for jumping in Piazza Navona fountain

Police hand out €450 fines for incidents at Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain in Rome. A 34-year-old Romanian man faces charges of damage after he was caught in the Fontana del Moro in Piazza Navona a...

Record year for Rome's Fiumicino airport

Almost 49 million travellers pass through Rome's airports in 2018. 2018 was a record year for passenger numbers at Rome's two international airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, which between them welcom...

Rome bans centurions from city's historic centre

Rome mayor bans costumed centurions from Colosseum until March. Rome's costumed centurions have been banned from operating around the Colosseum and the historic centre following legislation introduce...

Tourist caught stealing piece of Rome's Colosseum

Tourists in Rome continue to vandalise the Colosseum. An American tourist has become the latest visitor to the Colosseum caught stealing a fragment of the monument as a "souvenir", according to local...

Colosseum visitors up to 7.4 million in 2018

Colosseum most popular tourist attraction in world says TripAdvisor. Rome's Colosseum has attracted 7.4 million visitors in 2018, an increase of 5.7 per cent compared to last year, according to the d...

Museums in Rome

A short guide to the most important and famous museums in Rome, showing some of the most important Italian and international art masterpieces.Vatican museumsViale del Vaticano, tel. 0669883860, mv.vat...

Tourist removed brick from Colosseum as souvenir

Rome police caught Indian tourist with ancient brick from Colosseum. A 47-year-old Indian tourist was detained by Rome police after removing a brick from the Colosseum as a souvenir, on the afternoon...

Rome bans centurions, pub crawls, street drinking

Rome announces permanent measures as city grapples with negative impact of mass tourism. Rome police have been given more power and resources to tackle behaviour considered inappropriate on the stree...
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