Rome Fines Tourists for Sitting on Famed Spanish Steps as Police Enforce New Restrictions

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Tourists hoping to create the famous ice cream scene from Roman Holiday are in for some disappointment.

The city of Rome has banned people from sitting on the Spanish Steps, a popular tourist destination, and doing so could earn visitors up to a €400 fine, or about $450, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

While the rule is one of several meant to “guarantee decorum” that took effect in July, police officers began patrolling the monument for violators this week.

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