Bill on vandalising cultural heritage 'ready'

Amid controversy over damage to Colosseo Quadrato

(ANSA) - Rome, February 9 - A bill stiffening penalties for vandalising Italy's cultural heritage is ready, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said Tuesday.
    The bill sets a maximum prison term of 15 years for those found guilty of damaging the country's cultural heritage.
    The bill comes amid controversy over vandalism to the Colosseo Quadrato (Square Colosseum) in Rome's Fascist-era EUR district.
   

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