Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Domenico Modugno. In 1958, he became famous worldwide for this song. Turn it up and sing along!
After months of warnings, Roman officials are now enforcing the 'No sitting" rule on the Spanish Steps. The rule is designed to add civility and decorum. To remind everyone that the steps are a Unesco World Heritage site, sitting will result in fines of 250-400 euros. According to David Sermoneta, the president of the Piazza di Spagna Trinità dei Monti Association.
“You couldn’t walk around the Metropolitan Museum snacking on food and slurping a Coke,” he said. “We expect the same for the center of Rome.”