Saudi Tourist Drives Maserati Down Rome’s Iconic Spanish Stairs -By ASC

The man was arrested after returning the car to Milan Malpensa Airport.

A movie -like moment was captured on camera when a Saudi Arabian tourist drove his sports car down the iconic Spanish stairs in Rome.

according to News Week, the incident happened earlier this month. In the footage, the tourist is seen driving down the Spanish Stairs, apparently lost and confused. He was also seen stopping in the middle of 135 steps, getting out of the car with a torch to take a closer look at his surroundings. Later, the 37 -year -old foreigner, who was not named, drove his rented Maserati out of the stairs and fled the scene.

The Saudi Arabian tourist rented a car in Milan and then went to Rome. His illegal movement caused material damage to the monument.

according to CNN, in a statement, the Roman heritage protection body said that the car caused cracks on the 16th and 29th rungs of the right-hand flight ascending from the Spanish Plains. It added that some of the marble fragments had been temporarily re -installed “to allow for immediate reopening for pedestrian transit”.

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Further, the statement also said that cultural heritage technicians were assessing the economic damage as a result of the accident, as they also found “extensive breakage, scratches, abrasions and sediments on both second-floor ramps, caused by the same event”.

Through Facebook, police informed that the 37 -year -old man was detained by the police after returning the car to Milan Malpensa Airport a few days later. With the help of the video, police were able to identify the car and wait for it at the car dealership at the airport. The luxury sports car also suffered minor damage from the stairs, which helped officers identify when the man returned it.

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Now the Saudi Arabian tourist has been charged with severe damage to cultural heritage and monuments. He has to pay fines for repairs to stairs and sports cars.


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