Venice considers nightly ban on carrying alcohol

Venice considers nightly ban on carrying alcohol
 

Venice is set to ban carrying bottles in the streets in its latest effort to combat the torrent of tourists that flood the city every year.
The city is considering fines for anyone found carrying alcohol after 19:00 - even sealed in shopping bags.
Police say they do not plan to stop Venetians on their way home from the shops, but rather drunk revellers.
Millions of tourists visit the historic centre of Venice each year, but just 55,000 people live there.
The measure, due to be passed in October, covers "transport for consumption" in a public space without a "justified... read more

 
26 September 2018 in World News, Views: 52
Source: BBC
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