US tourist causes €25,000 damage to Rome's Spanish Steps by throwing electric scooter

Footage of Spanish Steps incident surfaces on social media in Rome. A 28-year-old American tourist has caused €25,000 worth of damage to Rome's Spanish Steps after she flung an electric scooter down...

Tourists fined for throwing scooter down Rome’s Spanish Steps

Incident comes weeks after tourist drove Maserati down Spanish Steps. Two American tourists were fined €400 each after throwing an electric scooter down Rome's Spanish Steps. The incident, which o...

Rome's Colosseum opens for moonlight tours

Explore the Colosseum by the light of the moon with guided tours in Italian and English. Rome's Colosseum opens up its labyrinth of underground chambers and tunnels for night visits this summer, star...

Tourist fined for climbing on Rome's Pantheon

Passerby spotted man climbing outer walls of Rome landmark at dawn. An American tourist, 26, was fined after being caught by Rome police while attempting to climb the dome of the Pantheon at dawn on...

Rome sees return of tourists frolicking at famed fountains

Fines of up to €450 for dip in Rome fountains. Rome has seen a flurry of headlines in recent weeks about foreign tourists disrespecting the city's cultural heritage, from crashing drones into landmar...

Rome tourists fined for Trevi Fountain dip

Italy sees return of tourists behaving badly. Rome police fined two Dutch tourists a total of more than €1,000 for entering the waters of the Trevi Fountain on Friday afternoon. The two men, both...

Tourist crashes drone into Rome landmark

Tourist loses control of drone in Piazza Venezia. Italian police sanctioned a tourist who crashed his drone into the roof of Palazzo Venezia in the heart of Rome on Saturday. The tourist, a 39-yea...

Venice to launch booking system for tourists this summer

Venice to charge tourists entry fee from 2023. Tourists travelling to Venice will have to reserve their visits to the city's historic centre from this summer, the mayor Luigi Brugnaro announced on Mo...

Italy: Tourists hit Leaning Tower of Pisa with drone

Drone crash did not cause damage to Tuscan landmark. Two Mexican tourists were fined after they crashed their drone into the Leaning Tower of Pisa on Sunday evening. The pair, a brother and sister...

What does traveling to Italy look like in 2022

All you need to know about 2022 tourism in Italy It’s no secret that the pandemic threw a massive wrench into the travel industry--for better and for worse. While limiting and restricting internationa...

Italy: US tourists climb into Colosseum at night to drink beer

Tourists spotted inside Rome monument by passerby. Rome police fined two young American tourists €800 for illegally entering the Colosseum in the early hours of Monday morning. The alarm was raise...

Rome police fine tourists for late night dip in Bernini fountain

Tourists fined for bathing in historic fountain in Piazza Navona.Rome police caught three young American tourists splashing around in the waters of Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navo...

Tourists fined for bathing in historic Rome fountain

Tourists from US and UK caught in Piazza Farnese fountain. Rome police caught two young tourists splashing around in an historic fountain in the central Piazza Farnese on Monday night, reports La Rep...

Pompeii to open Roman 'fast food' diner to visitors

Pompeii will open up newly unearthed thermopolium this summer. The Pompeii archaeological park is to open the recently discovered thermopolium - described as a sort of ancient 'fast food' counter - t...

Rome's Colosseum welcomes up to 8,000 tourists a day

Visitor numbers at Colosseum rise thanks to European tourists. The Colosseum is currently welcoming an average of seven to eight thousand tourists a day, with visitor numbers rising, according to Ita...

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