Lately there have been reports of tourists getting a little too close to monuments. After some significant damage over the years Rome is cracking down on this. Here is how it played out over the weekend . . .
€ 450 fines for tourists caught in Rome fountains over Easter weekend
Two Californian tourists, a male and female in their early 20s, were fined €450 each after climbing into Rome’s Trevi Fountain on 17 April.
The day before, Easter Sunday, two Danish tourists were fined €450 each for putting their feet into the waters of a fountain below Rome’s Vittoriano monument.
The 60-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were caught with their legs submerged “up to their knees” in the Piazza Venezia fountain, according to city authorities.
(for those interested 450 euros is about is about $ 700 Canadian - OUCH)
Italians will often serve tortellini en brodo over Christmas. When we were in Italy over Christmas 4 years ago we took a cooking class with our friend judy. She showed us how to make this classic dish.
She posted some pics on facebook yesterday and the memories came flooding back . . .
We left the snow behind and headed to California for a long weekend of fun. We shoppedm toured wineries, tasted olive oil, met up with good friends, and ate some wonderful food. I can't wait for slow bowl 2009.