Rome will fine for sitting on the stairs of the Spanish Steps

The City of Rome has announced the launch of a new measure to protect the heritage and that consists in sanctioning 150 euros to those who sit on the stairs of the Spain Square.

The enclave is one of the most characteristic points of the city and where most tourists sit down to rest or admire the area, but these days it is completely deserted, as some local media collect.

The regulations also apply to other monuments and include the prohibition of going to public places with «indecent» clothing. A few months ago the Roman consistory began to sanction for eating and drinking in monuments, this time with the focus on the Trevi Fountain.

The sanctions go from 150 euros for sitting on a monument to 400 euros if it is considered that the heritage has been damaged and will be brought by police officers in charge of monitoring these tourist areas.