A video shared on the social networking site TikTok on July 18 has left Italians reeling. We see a tourist trying to fill his water bottle at the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome.
A lack of tact that goes unnoticed. A tourist climbing the Trevi Fountain in Rome was filmed on TikTok. The video, which has been shared thousands of times on social media, shows a woman climbing the famous monument to fill her water bottle.
Indecency that never fails to get people talking on the internet. “Sacrifice…”, “How do you get the idea to do that”, “How do you make these people understand that this is not a fountain like the others? It is a work of art, woe to the one who walks on it”, read on social media.
However, towards the end of the sequence, we notice that the woman in question is arrested by the security forces. We don’t know the outcome, but by doing so, she could be fined up to 500 euros.
As a reminder, the Trevi Fountain was built between 1732 and 1762 and is the largest in Rome. It has become an icon around the world and a ritual in Rome. Legend has it that by throwing a coin into the water with your back to the fountain, you are guaranteed to return to the Eternal City.
Revival of harmful activities
Since the end of the health crisis, the number of foreign travelers to Italy has doubled. This is accompanied by an increase in harmful activities on the part of foreign visitors, prompting authorities to set up security patrols at the country’s tourist spots.
Last month, an English tourist enjoyed writing his name on the Colosseum, apologizing for not knowing the monument. Most recently, in early August, two tourists from Lyon performed acrobatics at the famous Duomo Cathedral in Milan.
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