Tourists are actually fighting for the perfect selfie at Rome’s Trevi Fountain

When in Rome… get into a fight with another tourist? At Rome’s famous Fontana di Trevi, two tourists angling for the same selfie angle got into a verbal argument, which quickly developed into a physical brawl.

“The two began to slap and punch, with the support of their family members, who immediately joined the struggle,” the police wrote on Facebook. (First comment: ‘Typical violent Americans’, although let it be known that one of the tourists was Dutch.) Both tourists were reported for violence.

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Posted by Corpo di Polizia Locale di Roma Capitale on Thursday, 9 August 2018

Let this be a lesson to us all: No selfie is worth getting the cops involved.

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Emma Chong Johnston

Emma is a new mum, compulsive shopper and cityslicker through and through. Perfect holiday: shops, sunshine and gelato (and maybe a babysitter).

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