Fountains Swimming Fines Increased in Rome

18.02.2016

The authorities of the Italian capital have decided to increase the size of penalties for bathing in the city fountains. Such hooliganism could cost from 300 to 500 euros.

Penalties had to be toughened after a naked man bathed in the Fountain of the Four Rivers on Piazza Navona on February 14. This monument of architecture was designed by Bernini in the middle of the XVII century.

Fountains Swimming Fines Increased in Rome

The official statement said that cultural heritage cannot be used for other purposes, so the punishment for such violations should be tangible. Previously, the fine size ranged from 50 to 300 euros.