Police hunt Brits who stripped in Rome's Altare della Patria fountain

Mail Online | 12/31/1969 | Julian Robinson for MailOnline
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A manhunt is underway in Italy after two British tourists stripped and posed for photos in a fountain at one of Rome's most famous monuments.

One of the Britons can be seen removing his underwear as the two men frolicked in the water at the foot of Altare della Patria in the Italian capital.

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Others filmed as the men laughed and jokingly flexed their muscles in front of bemused tourists.

Police are now hunting the pair after their antics were captured on camera by a tour guide at the landmark - a monument to war dead that was originally built in honour of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a unified Italy.

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It is the latest example of tourists causing outrage through bad behaviour in Italy. Previous incidents have seen sightseers carving their initials into the walls of Rome's Colosseum, fighting over selfie spots at the city's Trevi Fountain and taking a bath in a Venice canal.

Rome has tried to crackdown on unruly tourists in the past and even considered fencing off the celebrated Spanish Steps to protect them from 'barbarian' hordes of sightseers. Last year, the city considered barring tourists from stopping next to the Trevi fountain to crack down on illegal swimming there.

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In Venice, stewards patrol the city looking for signs of uncouth behaviour such as sitting down on church steps and eating. And in Milan earlier this year, visitors were banned from taking pictures with selfie sticks.

In the footage, two men - reported as being British by local media - are seen posing for photos in the fountain wearing only their briefs.

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Several people position themselves by the wall, dipping their feet into the water and taking photos.

One of the men then pulls his underwear down and hides his genitals between his legs to pose naked for...
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