A police officer asks a woman not to sit on the Spanish Steps in Rome on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Tourists in Italy face ‘fascist-style’ fines for unruly behaviour such as sitting on steps, eating messily

  • The measures were among a raft of rules reinforced by authorities in early June, with fines of up to 250 euros for sitting down and 400 euros for making a mess
  • Walking around bare-chested, jumping into fountains and dragging wheeled suitcases down historic staircases are also banned
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A police officer asks a woman not to sit on the Spanish Steps in Rome on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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