Two women began a steamy fight against the famous fountain in the Italian capital.
(Polizia Roma Capitale)
When in Rome, throw a coin in and snapping a photo of the famous Trevi Fountain is a must — but a recent collision between two female tourists, striving for the perfect selfie burst out in an eight-person brawl that required four police officers to solve.
On Wednesday night, a 19-year-old woman from the Netherlands and a 44-year-old Italian-American wanted to snap selfies in the same position, during a time of day when the light makes the fountain a perfect backdrop,” The Guardian reports.
Instagram narcissism leads to blows: 44-yo American woman and a Dutch teenager start an 8-person brawl in Rome is Trevi Fountain from prime selfie position. https://t.co/vo3AJjpf9W pic.twitter.com/7IWAE497Sy
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Heated words were exchanged as the women jockeyed for the same angle and fists soon began to fly between the couple on the 256-year-old historic site.
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The women of the family members quickly jumped in and the quarrel resulted in a messy brawl that required four policemen to break, the Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports.
News of the ‘selfie space” comes just a few days after a Roman city councilor revealed that officials are considering barring tourists from lingering at the monument.
According to the Guardian, the eight people involved in the fight suffered bruises and were charged.
News of the ‘selfie space” comes just a few days after a Roman city councilor revealed that officials are considering barring tourists from lingering at the monument for the control of the fountain of the severe overcrowding, floating the idea of a route.
“We look at the idea of having a route which would allow tourists to see the Trevi Fountain, but without stopping,” city councillor Andrea Coia said, according to The Telegraph.
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