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See loins in the fountain...

Updated: 2007-04-24 10:48
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ROME - A 40-year-old office clerk made a splash at Rome's Trevi fountain when she went for a swim, naked, in the Renaissance masterpiece in front of a crowd of tourists.

"The water is everyone's. I was hot," Roberta, who did not give her last name, said, as snapshots of her appeared in all Italy's major newspapers on Monday.

The Trevi featured in the 1960 classic film "La Dolce Vita" in which screen diva Anita Ekberg went for a dip in the fountain wearing a skimpy black dress.

But swimming in the fountain is prohibited and Roberta, from Milan, now risks a hefty fine for public indecency.

In 1995, German supermodel Claudia Schiffer also waded into the fountain for an advertising campaign for designer Valentino.