Rome police fine man for jumping in Piazza Navona fountain

Police hand out €450 fines for incidents at Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain in Rome.

A 34-year-old Romanian man faces charges of damage after he was caught in the Fontana del Moro in Piazza Navona at around 15.00 on 18 January.

Police say the man was attempting to "empty the fountain of water", according to local media, fining him €450 for entering the monument which is located at the southern end of the piazza.

Designed by Giacomo della Porta in 1575 with the dolphin and four Tritons, the statue of the moor - by Gian Lorenzo Bernini - was added in 1653, giving the fountain its current name.

A seperate incident took place later in the afternoon of 18 January when police intervened swiftly to restrain a 50-year-old Polish man from wading into the Trevi Fountain, fining him €450 for his exploits.

The 17th-century Baroque masterpiece is no stranger to tourists behaving badly, from brawling over the perfect selfie to regular attempts to emulate Anita Ekberg's celebrated scene from La Dolce Vita.

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Address Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

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Rome police fine man for jumping in Piazza Navona fountain

Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

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