Alcohol restrictions in Rome areas associated with nightlife.
Rome police caught a 35-year-old French tourist splashing around in the fountain of S. Maria in Trastevere in the early hours of 14 April.
The fountain, believed to be the oldest fountain in Rome, with previous incarnations of the existing monument dating back to the eighth century.
The arrest of the tourist, who was fined €450, was part of a crackdown by police in areas of Rome associated nightlife where alcohol restrictions are in place until 26 April.
The outdoor consumption of booze is banned after 21.00 in the following areas: S. Lorenzo, Esquilino, the vicinity of Termini Station, Piazza Bologna, Viale Ippocrate and Piazzale delle Provincie.
Off-licences, supermarkets and vending machines in these areas are also prohibited from selling take-away alcohol after 21.00. In addition, pubs are forbidden from serving alcohol indoors from 02.00 until 07.00.