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Italy says no to proposed McDonald's drive-through next to ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome

After several years of disputes, Italy’s highest administrative court has ruled that McDonald’s may not build a drive-through restaurant beside the ancient Roman Baths of Caracalla. The ruling, which cited the “importance of protecting cultural heritage,” upheld a lower court’s ban on the construction and also promised government authorities the right to stop future development projects around other heritage sites, report James Imam and Christina Ruiz for the Art Newspaper.

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