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Forget everything you've heard about European attitudes towards nudity: It isn't always okay -- especially when you're in the Pope's back yard. Remember the Trevi Fountain skinny dip? It is back, this time at Fontanella de Barcaccia. This past Sunday, a 22-year-old American was arrested in Rome for stripping down and bathing in a public fountain near the famed Spanish Steps. Apparently, he spotted the Fontanella de Barcaccia and -- other tourists be damned -- decided to take a quick dip in the 17th-century landmark.
Maybe the man had read the children's classic From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, in which two preteen runaways hide in New York's Metropolitan Museum and bathe in its fountains to find coins for the Automat. Or maybe he just downed a Red Bull spiked with Ecstasy. Either way, Jaunted can not endorse this hotel-shower-free method of traveling. Better to go dirty than face a public obscenity trial in Italy.