Not only is Rome’s Trevi Fountain the most famous “water effect” in the whole world, a genuine national treasure, and the catch basin for over €3,000 in coins thrown by thousands of well wishers every day, but it’s also one of the city’s best-known film locations. Indeed, the scene when Anita Ekberg wades into the fountain in Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” has become so iconic that it was the cover of our “FILM + TRAVEL: Europe” guidebook to the best and most famous locations on the continent. But one man seems to have taken his love for the Trevi too far.
As seen here on a clip found by our friends over at Matador, a young fellow entertained bystanders with an improvised aquatic routine in the fountain which included splashing, yelling and repeated dives into its three-foot-deep tub. Drunk, insane, stupid, inspired—we have no clue what the state of mind of this bare-chested aquaman might have been. All we know is that Marcello Mastroianni didn’t get the girl by flopping around like Flipper while he waited for the polizia, and neither should you.
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