The everlasting metropolitan is engaged in a constant engagement to prevent tourists from impairing its old monuments

Rome is cracking down on anyone be expected to recreate Anita Ekbergs dip in the Trevi fountain in the film La Dolce Vita, imposing penalizes for bad behaviour in and around the citys watery wonders.

One of Italys most visited metropolis, Rome has long struggled to protect hoards such as the Colosseum and prevent sightseers paddling in its sculpted fountains.

Angry headlines in Italian newspapers as temperatures have risen in recent weeks have included The incivility resumes: Sightseers in the fountains and the flowerbeds and Tombstones under attack.

Mayor Virginia Raggi on Monday read beings caught picnicking or camping out on the fountains pedestals, putting their hoofs in the spray or going for a swim would be fined up to 240.

We need to protect our municipal, and good attitude is important, Raggi, a member of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, said in a video positioned on Facebook.

The order prescribing the punishments, which start from a minimum of 40, applies in respect of the summer season until 31 October.

Romes police has been tasked with monitoring these sites even more closely, Raggi said in the video, filmed overlooking the enforcing lily-white Altar of the Fatherland in central Rome.

As well as the Trevi, the listing of headstones tagged out for extra shelter included the 500 year-old Barcaccia, a boat-shaped fountain at the foot of the Spanish Gradations which was badly chipped by drunken football supporters in 2015.

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