Tourists Wreck 18th-Century Italian Statue Trying to Take a Selfie
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Tourists Wreck 18th-Century Italian Statue Trying to Take a Selfie

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Two men in Cremona, Italy are facing vandalism charges for severely damaging a the city’s Statua dei due Ercole (Statue of Two Hercules). While climbing (climbing!) the 18th-century statue, the tourists, whose nationalities remain unknown, managed to dislodge the marble statue’s crown, sending it tumbling.

Related: The World’s Biggest Statue is in China—But Not For Long

File this under “how not to travel”:

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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