No snacking in Rome's ruins
- Published: 3/10/2012 at 04:49 PM
- Online news:
Rome has joined other celebrated tourist spots in Italy by banning the eating of snack foods by people visiting historical places around the ancient city.
The Daily Telegraph reported that starting this Tuesday, a new law issued by the Rome City Council bans people from eating the likes of sandwiches, pizza, panini, gelato and other snacks at many of the city's monuments and architectural treasures.
The penalty for breaking the law, a fine of between 25 and 500 euros.
The council ordinance states: It is prohibited to encamp or erect makeshift shelters and stop to eat or drink in zones which have a particular historic or architectural value."
Tourist attractions on the list include the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and the marble fountains of Piazza Navona.
Rome is not the first city to impose such restrictions. The famed canal city of Venice also forbids eating snacks on the street in St Mark's Square. Florence and Bologna have similar bans.
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