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Are Tourists Ruining The Sistine Chapel?
"Earlier this month, Italian literary critic Pietro Citati sparked a storm by writing an open letter in a major Italian newspaper denouncing the behaviour of crowds visiting what is technically a sacred place. Tourists, he said, "resemble drunken herds" as they unwittingly risked damaging the frescoes with their breath, their perspiration, the dust on their shoes and their body heat." The Globe & mail (Canada) 10/31/12
Posted October 31, 2012 08:19 AM




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