Rome issues new laws to tackle unruly tourism - 3 months ago, 15 Nov 20:03

By: Cnn

If you were planning to spend your next trip to Rome, Italy, drinking on the street while dressed as a centurion, think again.

New laws have been passed by the city’s council to fine these costumed “gladiators” up to €400 euros (about $450) if they’re caught posing for photos with tourists in exchange for cash.

Street drinking, organizing pub crawls and taking a dip in the city’s fountains are also on the banned list.

The rules are part of a raft of urban police regulations which Rome’s city council announced on its website Thursday.

Crackdown on alcohol

Temporary measures banning street drinking are also now permanent. Anyone caught swigging from a glass container on public streets after 10 p.m., can expect to be reprimanded or fined.

Bars and clubs must also cease serving alcohol from 2 a.m. until 7 a.m.

The new laws allow police officers to impose fines and even ban people from a certain area for up to ...
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