Habits of tourists in Italy that are worth a fine
Some European countries are taking measures against local residents and tourists who do not know how to respect certain rules and, therefore, are banning a several things. Italy, of course, was not left out and, as of the summer of 2020, changed some rules. Let’s go to our post of the day: Habits of tourists in Italy that are worth a fine! Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
Some rules already existed, but no one knew or nobody followed, until the model Heidi Klum (read HAIDI KLUN) got a very fine ticket for swimming in the Blue Grotto, in Capri. The model had to pay the trifle of 26.5 thousand reais! Italy, in fact, is the European country that spares tourists the least when it comes to fines! Fines are not cheap and start at 100 euros! To avoid a quite annoying memory, today we will know what results in a fine when traveling through Italy. Let’s go? Read also Fines in Italy, what if I do not pay, what happens?
1) Habits of tourists in Italy that are worth a fine! FEEDING PIGEONS
Feeding pigeons at St Mark’s Square, in Venice, IS FORBIDDEN! You cannot do it, and it generates a fine! To date, the most controversial fine in the area was the fine of a 6-year-old boy: 66 euros for breaking the rule. The Venice council claims that the pigeon droppings damage the old structures around the square, in addition to increasing the chance of spreading disease among passers-by. Therefore: do not do this, O.K.?!
2) Habits of tourists in Italy that are worth a fine! SUN BATH IN PUBLIC PLACES
Sunbathing in public places, also in Venice – you cannot do it! It gets you a very high fine of 250 euros.
3) Habits of tourists in Italy that are worth a fine! WHEELED SUITCASES IN VENICE
Another attitude that results in a fine in Venice: walking with wheeled suitcases outside the ‘standard’! Venice pavement is super old and the rigid wheels can destroy it. With this in mind, the Comune of Venice established the rule that only suitcases with rubber wheels can ‘roll’ around the city, for the rest: carry it in your hand, or risk taking a fine! Amount of the fine? 500 euros!
4) Habits of tourists in Italy that are worth a fine! SITTING ON THE STAIRS
Another attitude that results in a fine is to sit on the stairs! It is banned in great part of Italy, especially Venice, Rome and Florence. Before the measure, the only ‘released’ staircase from the rule was the staircase in Piazza Spagna in Rome, but now it is also on the list of prohibitions! The claim of the Italian Ministry of Tourism is that tourists are doing away with monuments and leaving garbage behind like there is no tomorrow, so after the decision, the fine for those who break the rule ranges from 100 to 400 euros.
5) Habits of tourists in Italy that are worth a fine! EATING ON STAIRS, FLOOR AND SHORT WALLS
In Florence, it is forbidden to eat while sitting in public places such as staircases, on the floor and on short walls. The fine is, amazingly, 500 euros!
6) Habits of tourists in Italy that are worth a fine! TO KEEP A PLACE ON THE BEACH
Another thing that results in a fine in Italy: keeping a place on the beach! Between Tuscany and Sardinia, whoever extends their towel, even not meaning to wait for someone else, can take a fine of, no less, 200 euros! This is because the beaches in these places are VERY busy and they think it is unfair that someone cannot sunbathe because someone else is waiting for someone who does not even know if they will arrive.
7) Habits of tourists in Italy that are worth a fine! BRING SAND, STONES AND SHELLS AS A SOUVENIR
Still on the beach: taking sand as a ‘souvenir’ also gets you a very pricey fine, and a very unpleasant souvenir: between 500 and 3,000 euros! This is because it is an environmental crime and, for the Italian authorities, it is INADMISSIBLE! The same rule applies to those who take shells and stones.
8) Habits of tourists in Italy that are worth a fine! SWIMMING IN PUBLIC FOUNTAINS
‘Swimming’ in public fountains! It is strictly prohibited, right? The fine for ‘courageous’ who are against the rule amounts to an impressive 900 euros!
Habits of tourists in Italy that are worth a fine! For many, it may seem like an exaggeration, but for Italians this was the fairest way to contain the crowd of tourists, who often lack the slightest common sense and politeness. In fact, if it were just tourists, it would be good enough. Many local residents do not respect the priceless historical heritage that they have and, therefore, it is when it comes to money that people become aware!
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