From the Travel Desk: Skip gelato on the Spanish Steps

  • by: KERRI WESTENBERG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 6, 2013 - 2:01 PM

Sometimes you suggest that people eat gelato and wind up eating crow. Last week’s Travel story about hidden gems in Rome included an innocuous-seeming sentence suggesting that tourists enjoy gelato on the Spanish Steps. Woe to those who do. Follow in Audrey Hepburn’s footsteps, and you can be slapped with a fine, an alert online reader currently in Rome told us. Late last year, the city passed an ordinance that outlaws eating and drinking at cultural monuments in its historic district. Times have changed since the filming of “Roman Holiday,” circa 1953, in which Hepburn’s runaway princess gets her sugar high near the fountain there. (Find our story, updated to eliminate the flaw, at www.startribune.com/travel.)

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