Rome Bans Snacks Near National Monuments, Fines Tourists

Published Date Author: , October 11th, 2012

Rome Bans Snacks Near National Monuments, Fines TouristsIn Rome, they’ve dubbed it “the War on the Sandwich.” Starting October 1, it is illegal to snack on or near any monuments in the Eternal City. Rome’s mayor spearheaded the new legislation.

According to NBC News, “Tourists will still be allowed to eat while they walk, but stop with a bag of chips in your hands or sit down while chewing on your panino, and you are eligible for a fine of 25 to 500 euros ($32 to $650).”

On the first day the law was in effect, two officers near the Colosseum fined seven tourists — and that was just in the morning!

Authored By Kathy McCabe – See the Full Story at Italy Travel

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