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Rome Bridge Overwhelmed By Tourists Due To Cult Novel

 - Mar 10, 2007
References: guardian & corriere.it
Inspired by cult novels, a love crazed trend is sweeping visitors to Rome's most ancient bridge: hanging a padlock on a certain lamppost as a declaration of undying love and throwing away the key into the Tiber river.

Squabbles have ensued amongst city officials since some concerns have been raised about damage being done to the historic Milvian Bridge site - a site famous for its battles. However, there is no evidence that this trend is causing any damage at all, and many have spoken out in the interests of young lovers flocking to the site.