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2 Americans Find Trouble In Rome


Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. When in Rome, go ahead, throw three coins in the Trevi Fountain, but resist the urge to carve your initials into the Colosseum. Two 20-somethings from California did just that and captured the moment with a selfie, and now the women face criminal charges. Last fall, a man carved his initials and got slapped with a $21,000 fine. Rome does take its monuments seriously. After all, it was not built in a day. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.