Eyewitnesses filmed a video of a woman climbing over the Trevi Fountain to fill a bottle with water.
Tourists continue to disrespect Rome's iconic monuments
In video taken by Lex Jones, an uninformed visitor is seen climbing over rocks to reach the center of an 18th-century fountain and fill a bottle with water, after which a guard blows a whistle and stops her. Jones said. I just thought, “Wow, this is crazy” and started videotaping it.
According to Jones, the woman, who has not been identified, did not seem to understand her wrongdoing. It is not known if she was detained or fined.
Designed by Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini in 1762, the Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome and one of the most famous fountains in the world.
An estimated 1,200 people visit the fountain, which pours over 75 million liters of water every hour, or about 10.5 million people a year.