Thanks to a guerrilla group of men on a lark, tourism to Rome has picked up again in the capital where it was a laggard over the winter. They broke into the Colosseum on Sunday evening.
Our cameras spotted a group of tourists standing quietly at the foot of the Colosseum at 9:55 p.m. as they soaked up the Mediterranean sunshine and beer.
The Telegraph reported:
The group – wearing protective clothing and wielding baseball bats – walked around for around an hour. After setting fire to rubbish bins around the famous ancient Roman coliseum, they began dismantling the wall barricades protecting the entrance.
It’s 6PM and pic of a group of tourists in #renecoia walking around Colosseum and destroying barriers pic.twitter.com/xxqpQg1ooG — Pia Maxims (@RadioMaxims) May 13, 2015
If you want to avoid having your bags robbed, avoid being at the Colosseum anytime between April 25 and May 17 when the invasions are allowed. Visitors who violate those rules are fined 1,000 Euros. (The worst being for those who attempt to harm people or destroy monuments.)
If you must go to the Colosseum, keep in mind that the lion cage on the north side is not currently the most fun place to be.
Maybe don’t climb. #renosceonar (photos by @iamtombevington) pic.twitter.com/CtxMRROnxY — Aleksey Pushkov (@PushkovsTeam) May 13, 2015