Venice officials want to crack down on drunk tourists by a ban on alcohol in the streets.
In its latest attempt to curb the tourism, the Italian city of Venice is looking to crack down on alcohol in the streets.
Fed up with disruptive behaviour from the excessive amount of people visiting the popular destination, the city is considering fines for anyone with alcohol on it and after 7 hours, even if it is sealed in a shopping bag, the Telegraph reports.
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Venice local chief of police, Marco Agostini, said that the proposal is not intended to target people coming home from the store with drinks, but “someone who goes around drunk, and has a bag with three bottles of beer in,” says the Telegraph.
The city hopes these fines would discourage drunk tourists partying in the public space, the whole night.
Last week, Mayor Luigi Brugnaro announced another proposal to fine people between € 58 and € 588 for the “uncouth” behavior of sitting or lying on the ground, The Guardian reports.
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It is already illegal to sit on the steps of monuments or around the san marco square. The new proposal is expected to be put up for a vote in the city council in October.
Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.