Tourists fight over selfie spot near Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain

Two female tourists spurred an eight-person brawl at Rome's iconic Trevi Fountain after they came to blows while trying to capture the flawless selfie at a prime spot in front of the monument.

Local media reported that neither tourist, a 19-year-old Dutch woman and a 44-year-old Italian-American women, wanted to move from the spot.

One of Rome's most famous landmarks was the backdrop for a vicious brawl Wednesday night - and it all started with a desire to take selfies.

French football fans leapt into the fountain last month to celebrate their team's victory in the World Cup, an episode described as shameful by Rome's...

Seeking out the same exact prime spot, the women exchanged words before physically fighting.

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According to the La Repubblica newspaper, there were eight people involved in the fight before the police intervened. Two police officers briefly managed to quell the scrap.

The incident happened on Wednesday evening, a time of day when the light makes the fountain a ideal backdrop.

The tourists only sustained bruises but were charged over violence.

The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including "La Dolce Vita" and "Roman Holiday".

The Trevi Fountain, built in 1762, is a major attraction in the Italian capital and underwent a £1.4m renovation in 2015.

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