Skip to comments.Venice, Italy sick of the slovenly tourists [$675 fine for slobs]
Posted on 06/05/2007 12:31:07 PM PDT by Sleeping Beauty
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At first glance, I like the sloppiness crackdown. What about you?
Guess he won't be visiting Venice anytime soon.
It was overcrowded and yes the trash bins were overflowing.
Worst of all were the “gypsy” vendors (Africans actually) who placed blankets laden with knock-off purses and cheap sunglasses wherever they could block foot traffic. They were a rough looking bunch and I didn;t want to cross them, but after a while we had no choice but to walk right over their wares.
I kinda like it too. I want to smack people here who drop trash two steps from a garbage can. All part of the general coarsening of society, in my opinion.
In an effort to reduce the trash left in the famous square and protect the environment, the city is introducing a series of regulations for St. Marks and the surrounding area. They include:
No beach wear (keep your shirt on);
No sleeping or camping;
No wandering pets;
No biking, roller-blading or scootering;
Six people hired by the city, dubbed decency patrols by at least one Italian publication, will start patrolling the area in June. Their mission, Vianello said, will be to nicely remind people to follow the rules.
Local police will be called to deal with those who dont obey.
Probably the same ones who are too lazy to put their shopping carts where they belong.
I can’t see how they tell the difference, to tell the truth. Italy is probably the filthiest country I have ever visited.
I’m happy with the crackdown on littering, etc. However, I will miss being able to stroll around the square eating a small lemon gelato.
If you wear a sleek Armani suit, they may not hassle you.
This is good policy. I agree with this.
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What I resent there is the hefty fee to use the public facilities. If your hotel isn't handy, you have to fork over the Euros.
You guys can have it, I’d rather be out in the woods any day.
I was in the woods yesterday & today. Tired my horse out a little.
Bravo! It needs to be done in more cities in Italy.
No ice cream, no cell phones, no smoking, and no dogs, but thou mayest pick thy nose.
Oh, I thought that was the international sign for “Tut-tut”.
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