How it works:
- Situation: despite bans in 2015 and 2017 and a law in 2017 fining anyone dressed as a historical figure for photos/video up to 400 euros, these charlatans are still around.
- Set-up: they dress in gladiator costumes and should you take a photo with or of them, an outrageous payment will be demanded. If you don’t pay, they will get aggressive.
Places to beware:
- Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain
What to do:
- Avoid, if not, agree on a fee first.