Country cracks down on naked tourists


Italian authorities want to crack down on crude tourists who strip naked and damage public property.

Several recent incidents of naked tourists jumping into the Trevi Fountain in Rome have made the issue a top priority.

Authorities now want to charge an admission fee to monuments and other popular sites to weed out these types of visitors. Authorities said tourists have also been scratching their names into the Colosseum.

“The Pantheon receives seven million visitors a year and has maintenance costs,” Dario Franceschini, the Italian culture minister, said. “There should be an entrance ticket, even a cheap one.”

According to HeatStreet, 56 million tourists visited Italy last year, and with that growing number, came a growing number of issues. Venice authorities said visitors are breaking rules more frequently, to include jumping into the canals at St Mark’s Square. Florence officials say every weekend is like a rock concert.

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