Venice considers ban on tourists sitting

Venice

September 20 (TravelAndy): The familiar view of tourists resting or eating on church steps or squares in Venice could be a thing of the past with the authorities considering a ban on it.

Such activities could be made illegal and fines between EUR50 and EUR500 slapped on offenders if the ordnances, which is now before the city council, is passed, Ansa reported.

Tourists could even be expelled from the city that sees millions of tourists every year in particularly serious cases of offending the city’s “decorum”, the report said, citing sources and added that such offenders could be banned from the lagoon for life.

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