ITALY: Dante's Ordeal

The citizens of Rome have a peculiar way of venting their frustrations. Instead of climbing walls, they climb monuments. Several times a year, some angry Roman or other makes his way to the top of the Colosseum, the dome of St. Peter's or the monument to King Victor Emmanuel II, where he stands or sits for a while in a public expression of outrage. Police and firemen are so nervous about the popularity of monument perching that last week they scrambled onto the dome of the Pantheon to rescue Liza Barkley, 19, a tourist from Philadelphia. Liza was hustled...

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