WATCH: American Tourist Accused of Throwing Scooter Down Spanish Steps

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    Afemale American tourist is accused of throwing a scooter down Rome, Italy’s famous Spanish Steps, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

    You can watch the video later in this article. It has gone viral. The Italian-language site La Republicca was one of the Italian sites that ran the video and reported that the famed tourist attraction was damaged by the woman’s actions.

    “The marble, hit several times by the scooter’s sheet metal, gave way,” the site reported.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    The Video Shows the Woman’s Scooter Tumble Down the Spanish Steps

    Tourists Fined for Throwing Scooter Down Rome’s Spanish StepsTourists Fined for Throwing Scooter Down Rome’s Spanish Steps Two American tourists were fined €400 each after throwing an electric scooter down Rome’s Spanish Steps. The incident, came less than a month after a Saudi tourist drove a Maserati down the famed 17th-century staircase. This time it was an American man and woman, who were…2022-06-08T05:06:21Z

    The short video shows the woman and a man walking with scooters down the Spanish Steps. He is ahead of her. She is wearing a long dress. At one point, she lets go of the scooter, and it tumbles down the Spanish Steps.

    According to Daily Beast, the man and woman, who have not been named, are a 28-year-old American woman and her “29-year-old companion.”

    Authorities have now banned the two from ever visiting the Spanish Steps again, reported Daily Beast. According to the site, the woman appeared to be trying to keep up with the man, who had already made it to the bottom of the steps.

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    The Guardian reported that the woman was fined. According to The Independent, the fine was for $26,000.

    Corriere Della Sera, an Italian-language site, reported that the “American tourists” were fined by “traffic police.”

    The site reported that the pair was “blocked last Thursday night by a patrol of agents of the Trevi Group as they descended on the electric board for the steps of the most famous staircase in the world.”

    The incident occurred on Thursday, June 2, 2022, and was filmed by a passerby. According to Corriere Della Sera, police used surveillance footage to make their case.

    The site reported that the pair was stopped by “the traffic police who were checking the monument on a night of nightlife and who ordered the couple to stop.” It alleged, “…the fact is that it is not excluded that the girl deliberately threw her scooter away, making it crash right on the steps.”

    The scooters were confiscated, and the tourists were sent to their hotel, the site reported.

    The Spanish Steps Were Designed in 1723

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    According to the Guardian, to protect the historical site, people were banned from sitting on the Spanish Steps in 2018.

    In May 2022, a Saudi man was arrested and accused of driving a Maserati down the Spanish Steps, CNN reported.

    According to, the Spanish Steps are “considered one of Rome’s top attractions. The cascade of polished stone stairs majestically descends from the top of Pincian Hill right to the foot of Spanish Square.”

    Rome Tool Kit reports that the Spanish Steps were “designed in 1723 by Francesco De Sanctis, and funded by a French diplomat Stefano Gueffier.”

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    The Spanish Steps were built to “link the Bourbon Spanish Embassy, and the Trinità dei Monti church, both located above — to the Holy See and Spanish Square below,” the site reports. The staircase has 138 steps, according to Rome Tool Kit.

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