Tourist carves name into Colosseum

American tourist engraved "Tait" into Colosseum column.

A 26-year-old visitor from the US has become the latest tourist to be caught vandalising the Colosseum.

The man used a key to carve his name - "Tait" - into an external column of the ancient amphitheatre on 4 September.

However the incident was noted by security staff who immediately called the carabinieri.

The tourist was fined €400 and faces charges for aggravated damage of a building of historical and cultural interest.

It is the latest in a string of incidents involving tourists carving their names into the Colosseum's walls.

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Address Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Tourist carves name into Colosseum

Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy