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The preservation of Italy’s historic architecture continues to be a priority for officials.

Following the implementation of new laws prohibiting messy eating near monuments and the outlawing of horse play in the Trevi Fountain, Rome officials have now begun enforcing a new rule that prevents tourists from sitting on the famed Spanish Steps.

The new law has been in effect since July 8, but has only recently been enforced by police, who have taken to blowing whistles at those unaware.

Tourists and locals alike are no longer welcome to eat lunch, lay down or obstruct the 136 marble steps in any way.

While it certainly might be disappointing to travelers who dreamed of snacking on gelato on the Spanish Steps, the move is to ensure the preservation of the UNESCO World Heritage site, which underwent a massive restoration in 2016.

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