Rome bans snacking by fountains and late night time ingesting in its piazzas

Final June Rome banned consuming and ingesting by 40 of its fountains to minimise the mess made by gelato-eating vacationers. Getting in them, sitting on them, giving pets a drink and throwing issues into the water has additionally been banned. Cash is the exception and so you may nonetheless throw cash into the Trevi Fountain, a convention that ensures you’ll return to the town.

Fountains chosen are these thought of to have historic significance comparable to Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Barberini, in addition to the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. The purpose is to guard the historic, inventive and archaeological capital of Rome and to protect requirements of decorum.

The ban lasts till October 31. And if you’re inclined to flout the ban you’ll be fined as much as €240.

However there’s extra. The mayor, Virginia Raggi, desires to ban al fresco cocktail ingesting within the metropolis. “We don’t need the Roman summer season evenings to be ruined by episodes linked to extreme consumption of alcohol,” the mayor stated in a video assertion.

You’ll have to abstain from imbibing your favorite tipple on Rome’s streets and piazzas from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. all through the summer season by way of to October 31st. All the metropolis’s districts (excluding Ottavia) are affected, and bars within the restricted areas like Monti, Trastevere, and San Lorenzo must cease serving drinks at 2 a.m.

Ignoring the ban means risking €150 high-quality.

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