Europe

Below is a list of non-academic publications (such as newspaper articles and news reports) describing steps destinations have taken to reduce negative visitor harassment.

EUROPE (SOUTHERN)

ITALY: Rome's modern-day centurions and legionaries return to Colosseum after ban is quashed 

By Nick Squires
Published: April 28, 2017 

Their plastic swords and daggers might not stand up to real combat, but Rome’s modern-day centurions and legionaries are celebrating after winning a red tape battle with the city council. …..more

ITALY: Rome bans 'gladiators' and rickshaws from tourist hotspots

By Matt Payton
Published: December 4, 2016 

Rome's mayor has issued a blanket ban on 'gladiators' from the Italian capital. Actors dressing up as gladiators and centurions near tourist hotspots offer to pose for photographs with tourists for money.….more

ITALY: Centurions clash with police at Colosseum 

By Reuters
Published:  April 12, 2012 

Roman centurions, complete with red skirts, tunics, armour, swords and feathered helmets, fought in front of the Colosseum. But this time it was with a modern enemy – Rome's city police….more

SPAIN: A closer look at ‘looky looky’ men

By Rund Abdelfatah
Published: July 15, 2012

Heralding from north Africa and sub-Saharan countries, the tens of thousands of ‘looky looky’ men, as they are pejoratively known, lead precarious lifestyles, living on the very edge of society....more

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