Eight tourists fined €450 for bathing in Rome fountains

Tourists caught getting into Rome's fountains during summer heat.

Rome police have fined eight tourists €450 each for entering the waters of the city's fountains in the historic centre of the capital.

The tourists were caught by police while cooling off from the summer heat on the afternoon of 23 June.

A Ukrainian tourist was fined for entering Bernini's Barcaccia fountain in Piazza Spagna while seven tourists - from Britain, France, Germany and India - were caught in fountains at the Altare della Patria in Piazza Venezia.

The sanctions come after Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi contacted foreign ambassadors regarding "tourist vandals" following the city's recent updating of rules regarding decorum in the capital.

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Eight tourists fined €450 for bathing in Rome fountains

Barcaccia, Piazza di Spagna, Roma, RM, Italia

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