The municipality of Rome declared the capital of fountains “untouchables”
Now it is forbidden to consume food and drink and pour and sit at the fountains, are monuments of architecture. For violation a fine of up to €240.
ROME, June 12. /Offset. TASS Faith Shcherbakov/. The mayor of Rome VA Raja signed a decree establishing strict norms of behavior close to the historic fountains of the Eternal city. According to the document results on Monday, news Agency ANSA, it is forbidden to consume food and drink and pour and sit at the fountains, which are considered monuments of architecture.
For violating the ban, a fine of up to €240. As explained in the city hall,
the measure was taken to “prevent episodes that violate the rules on conservation of historical monuments and objects of architectural heritage of Rome.”
The new rules extend the summer until 31 October. Moreover, they concern and dogs, which you cannot drink and to pour water from the Roman fountains.
Be punished by a fine and will be throwing any objects in the fountains. An exception is provided only for coins. Because of the tradition to leave them in water the largest fountain in Rome Trevi “earned” in 2016, a record amount of €1.4 million These funds are sent to charity.
On hot summer days, Roman fountains, as a rule, become a source for cooling and pouring. Almost all the Central Roman square decorated architectural complexes with water, Dating back to the XVI—XVIII centuries. Cam. Bathing in fountains, mainly in Trevi, previously punishable by a fine up to €1 thousand
In recent years, the fountains in Central Rome, including Piazza Navona and the famous Barcaccia (boat) in the Plaza of Spain, has been vandalized. In this regard, the Ministry of culture of Italy proposed tougher penalties, including the introduction of criminal liability for such actions.