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(NBC News)   "Once I caught a group of tourists who set a table on the Spanish Steps, with table cloth and cutlery. This has to stop"   (worldnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 17
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2012-10-06 12:34:15 PM
3 votes:
They shoved away a group of young Dutch tourists who sat next to the Colosseum to enjoy their pizzas. "Go, go," Adib told the bemused boys, who didn't know which crime they had committed.

There are two kinds of people I can't stand in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures, and the Dutch.
2012-10-06 01:37:25 PM
2 votes:

TheOther: I agree but leaving a corpse is a little much, no?


They should have put up a sign. 
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2012-10-06 01:29:58 PM
2 votes:

TheOther: red5ish: thamike: This is a generous representation of a typical aftermath.
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I have lived most of my life in towns that would be classified as tourist or honeymoon destinations and I have seen this sort of thing first hand on a daily basis during the season. Local merchants as well as the local government have to make a concerted effort to provide trash bins and clean up after the tourists. If tourism is your major industry then it is in your best interests to make the effort to keep things clean and make things nice for the tourists. Selling tourists food and beverages then ticketing them for eating and drinking is, frankly, bull exhaust.

I agree but leaving a corpse is a little much, no?


Especially an unreasonable British corpse that wouldn't even fit into the trashcan that is obviously right there in the photo.
2012-10-06 12:21:47 PM
2 votes:
Both a Chinese tourist eating ice cream from a cup and a Romanian digging from a bag of chips while admiring the sunset over Via Condotti pointed out that there were no signs explaining the new law and asked how were they supposed to know about the rule.

When asked about this complaint, three local policemen patrolling the area told NBC News that there was no need for a sign.

"It's common sense," one officer said, wearing a designer Rolex watch. "You can't dirty such a beautiful and historical monument with ice cream and bread crumbs just because you can sit on it. So we give them a ticket. However, since most of them are foreigners, we offer to take care of the formalities if they simply give us cash in the amount of the ticket. Otherwise, we might have to take them to jail. So far, most people have been quite compliant."
2012-10-06 12:19:40 PM
2 votes:
wallet-stealing gypsies, still permitted at the monuments.
2012-10-06 06:17:47 PM
1 votes:
But they used to let lions eat in the Colosseum.
2012-10-06 02:40:38 PM
1 votes:

TheOther: MisterLoki: TheOther: Not bombing Rome and Vienna flat was a sentimental mistake by the Allies.

Hey, Vienna is a great city.

I blame the Austrians for WWI and do you know who else was Austrian? F*ck Austria.


Falco?
2012-10-06 02:11:18 PM
1 votes:
TheOther: I blame the Austrians for WWI and do you know who else was Austrian?

Crocodile Dundee?
2012-10-06 01:31:20 PM
1 votes:

spawn73: "Most of them are foreigners, so I doubt they will pay the ticket before they go back to their countries," the officer said. "It's more likely they'll keep it as a souvenir."

It's all part of the charm of southern Italy. :)


guess it could turn into a collection! collect one at every site!
2012-10-06 01:26:22 PM
1 votes:

red5ish: thamike: This is a generous representation of a typical aftermath.
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I have lived most of my life in towns that would be classified as tourist or honeymoon destinations and I have seen this sort of thing first hand on a daily basis during the season. Local merchants as well as the local government have to make a concerted effort to provide trash bins and clean up after the tourists. If tourism is your major industry then it is in your best interests to make the effort to keep things clean and make things nice for the tourists. Selling tourists food and beverages then ticketing them for eating and drinking is, frankly, bull exhaust.


I agree but leaving a corpse is a little much, no?
2012-10-06 01:24:40 PM
1 votes:

MisterLoki: TheOther: Not bombing Rome and Vienna flat was a sentimental mistake by the Allies.

Hey, Vienna is a great city.


I blame the Austrians for WWI and do you know who else was Austrian? F*ck Austria.
2012-10-06 12:55:15 PM
1 votes:
That's totally going to encourage tourism.
2012-10-06 12:34:58 PM
1 votes:
Maybe the US should bomb them back to freedom.
2012-10-06 12:31:37 PM
1 votes:
ytrewq.com

/oblig
2012-10-06 12:27:58 PM
1 votes:

NexusSix: I never set up a table but my friends and I quickly realized that a nice bottle of wine was 5 euros (no excise tax!) and the random people at the Spanish Steps or Piazza Navona were more fun than the denizens of most of the bars and clubs.

If they're going to call the carabinieri on friendly drunk 20 year olds with terrible Italian, that's just awful. People from all over the world putzing around these monuments are a part of the monument.


Makes you wonder why the hell Facismo was born in Italy, no less.
2012-10-06 12:23:22 PM
1 votes:
I'm ok with this.
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2012-10-06 12:19:33 PM
1 votes:
That truly is an Italian way of doing things...
 
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