But with recently increased security at the Colosseum, it didn't take police long to spot the pair and report them for besmirching the landmark. Now the vandals may have to appear in court and pay a fine for their doodles.
“It’s not an original wall but it’s nevertheless antique,” a spokesman for the Special Superintendency for the Archeological Heritage of Rome told the Guardian. Antonio Camertoni, a man dressed as a Roman soldier outside the site, also gave his two cents: “It’s a piece of cultural heritage. They don’t do it at home, but they do it here,” he told the newspaper.
Seriously, people. Cut it out.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.