Milan Pioazza del Duomo. Image courtesy of Wikipedia. Creator: Michael Kuhn

More instances of mindless vandalism and outright stupidity

By Region News North-west Italy

Milan is the scene of the latest set of idiotic actions and vandalism by youngsters. First, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is vandalised, then tourists scale the spire of Milan cathedral.

One of Milan’s most famous and beautiful landmarks, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade, was vandalised by graffiti late on Monday.

The large piece of graffiti was sprayed on the front of an upper section of the 19th century structure. The vandalism was on the side which overlooks Milan Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo.

Three youths were filmed as they performed the act of vandalism at about 22:00. Firefighters lit up the structure to help police catch the culprits but the three managed to get away over rooftops.

Politicians of all leanings condemned the vandalism.

French youths scale Milan spire

Early this morning, two young French nationals were caught scaling the Madonnina’s spire of Milan Cathedral.

The pair, aged 18 and 20, climbed back down when they were spotted and turned themselves in to the police.

Sources said the incident is unrelated to the graffiti incident earlier in the week. Apparently, the French pair just wanted to post the stunt on Instagram.

These instances follow numerous cases of people scratching their names on the walls of the Colosseum. And earlier this week, German tourists destroyed a statue whilst taking selfies.

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