The Italian police detained a 40-year-old Polish tourist who launched an ATV over the Colosseum.
The Polish tourist ignored the ban on the use of drones inside historical monuments in Italy. According to the Italian press, a man was warned at the ticket office before entering the amphitheater that the launch of ATVs over the Colosseum is prohibited. The man decided to ignore the rules and activated the device directly in the Colosseum.
The media clarify that after a few seconds of flight, the drone suddenly began to fall and crashed into one of the stands of the monument.
“Fortunately, this did not damage either the archaeological finds or the people present,” writes ilmessaggero.it.
The police were immediately called to the site. The tourist was arrested and the drone confiscated.
The publication reminds us that in November 2019, a 23-year-old Russian citizen was detained for similar actions. His drone was neutralized by the police during a flight over Constantine’s Arc de Triomphe, a three-span arch located in Rome between the Colosseum and Palatine.