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Rome Bans Tourists From Going Topless and ’Eating Messy’

By Parker Diakite

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Rome is cracking down on bad tourist behavior with new rules that would ban snacking in public to drinking from water fountains. 

Rome’s city council has updated and expanded its list of regulations, some of which date from 1947. 

Other rules prevent tourists from going topless in public, attaching “love padlocks” on bridges, and eating messy foods around public tourists attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, as reported in the Independent.

Dragging luggage or pushchairs up and down the Spanish Steps are also now illegal.

Local businesses have also been targeted. People selling “skip the line” tickets at popular attractions, including the Vatican Museums and Colosseum, people who dress up as Roman centurions around the city and charge money for photos, and those who organize pub crawls, are also prohibited.

Some offenses will involve a slap on the wrist from police, while others will result in a fine or a ban from the area where the offense took place.

Virginia Raggi, the mayor of Rome, told The Telegraph: “Rome is, and always will be, welcoming, but that does not mean tolerating bad behavior and damage being done to our city.”

She said she would be writing to foreign embassies, asking them to make citizens aware of the new rules when visiting the city.

“Old regulations have been updated to adapt to the needs of a modern society,” added Marco Cardilli, deputy chief of staff and security delegate at Rome’s council.

Rome is following Venice’s lead which introduced a long list of its own measures over the last couple of years, including a tourist tax from people entering the city.

Venice’s #EnjoyRespectVenezia campaign, which launched in 2017, states that tourists are welcome but only if they respect the new rules.

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