Cultural Tourism May Need a Makeover

It may be too late. As I get ready for my photography workshop in Italy, I’m racing to get things done here and prepare for what lies there. Just yesterday, I remembered that St. Peter’s Excavation in Rome is on my bucket list.

I sent a plaintive email request to the Ufficio Scavi (Office of the Excavation) late last night.

The auto-response included this pictorial of the official guidelines for tourists. Have a look at Ugly American icon.

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.