8 tourists brawl at Rome’s Trevi Fountain over selfie spot

8 tourists brawl at Rome’s Trevi Fountain over selfie spot

When in Rome, tossing a coin into and snapping a photo at the storied Trevi Fountain is a must — but a recent clash between two female tourists aiming for the perfect selfie erupted into an eight-person brawl that required four police officers to resolve.

On Wednesday evening, a 19-year-old woman from holland and a 44-year-old Italian-American wished to snap selfies in exactly the same position, during “of day once the light makes the fountain an ideal backdrop a period,” The Guardian reports.

Heated words were exchanged because the women jockeyed for exactly the same angle and fists soon begun to fly between your pair at the 256-year-old historic site.

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gong6deng The women’s members of the family soon jumped in and the spat culminated in a messy brawl that required four cops to split up, Italian newspaper href= ://www.repubblica.it/” target=”_blank”>La Repubblica reports.


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News of the “selfie spat” arrives just days following a Roman city councilor revealed that officials are thinking about barring tourists from lingering at the monument.  (iStock)

According to The Guardian, the eight people mixed up in fight sustained bruises and were charged.

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News of the “selfie spat” arrives just days following a Roman city councilor revealed that officials are thinking about barring tourists from lingering at the monument to combat the fountain’s serious overcrowding, floating the essential idea of developing a path to pass it by.

“We’re considering the thought of having a route which may allow tourists to start to see the Trevi Fountain but without stopping,” city councilor Andrea Coia said, according to The Telegraph.

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