Rome's Trevi Fountain is dyed red
A disguised man, seen as a culprit by some and an artist by others, dumped red dye into the Trevi Fountain in Rome Oct. 24, reports the New York Times.
It is thought that it was done in protest to the cost of the large film festival taking place in Rome. The red color of the water signified the red carpet. Gianluca Nicoletti, a media critic, said the festival lacked color and depth while saying, “The real splash was the one made at a fountain."
It is thought that Nicoletti could be responsible.
Many found the incident involving the fountain seen in movies like "La Dolce Vita" upsetting, but after it was discovered that no damage was caused people began to see it as art. The protection of Italy's monuments such as the Trevi Fountain is very important, and incidents in the past have caused damage to others such as the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.