Six Britons charged for skinny dipping in Rome

Rome, Sep 28 (IANS) Six British tourists have been charged with indecent exposure after jumping naked into one of Rome’s historic fountains, the media reported on Monday.

On Sunday, six British tourists stripped off and leapt into the Fountain of the Naids in Piazza della Repubblica, The Local news reported citing Italian daily, Il Messaggero.

Despite the time of day, their antics attracted a small group of onlookers, who reported the incident to the police.

Police charged the six tourists, who ranged in age from 25 to 49, with indecent exposure and for jumping into the monument.

According to Italian laws, anyone caught frolicking in Rome’s fountains or throwing rubbish into them, faces a fine of up to 200 euros ($223).

The fine amount was increased this summer following a spate of incidents in which tourists used fountains to cool off amid an intense heatwave, with one even being seen by President Sergio Mattarella, who happened to be passing by.

Frustrated residents have also taken to social media to shame tourists they spot indulging in a fountain dip.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here