Anyone that had visited the Coliseum in Rome prior to March 2012 would have most definitely encountered one of the groups of Gladiators that used to pose for tourists outside the ancient building. A decision was made by officials in Rome to ban the gladiators back in March 2012 due to many negative complaints and scams. The ban expired at the end of November this year but has now been reintroduced for a second time. Some tourists were asked to pay as much as 40 euros for a photo which seems to be very overpriced. I can confirm on a recent trip to Rome that I did not see any gladiators outside the Coliseum but there were many ticket touts trying the sell tours which can be quite annoying.