Tourist caught flying drone over Spanish Steps

Polish tourist cited for breach of Rome's drone ban. A 34-year-old Polish tourist was detained by Rome police after being caught flying a drone over the city's 17th-century Spanish Steps on 26 June....

Rome's Fiumicino rated best airport in Europe

Fiumicino scoops prestigious award for second consecutive year.Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport, better known as Fiumicino, has been rated Europe's best airport with over 25 million passengers, for th...

Eight tourists fined €450 for bathing in Rome fountains

Tourists caught getting into Rome's fountains during summer heat. Rome police have fined eight tourists €450 each for entering the waters of the city's fountains in the historic centre of the capital...

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...
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