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2 Americans Find Trouble In Rome

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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.