How it works:
- Couples are targeted. A tout first compliments the lady’s looks and then passes her a rose. If she accepts, he will hound the husband/boyfriend for money.
Places to beware:
- Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo
- Milan: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
- Rome: Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain
- Venice: St. Mark’s Square, Ponte di Rialto, Basilica di San Marco, Ponte dell’Accademia
What to do:
- Decline, nothing is free.