Rome Fines Tourists For Snacking on the Spanish Steps

Rome Fines Tourists For Snacking on the Spanish Steps

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If you've been harboring dreams of dining on a prosciutto and fresh mozzarella panini, followed by a few scoops of gelato whilst sitting on Rome, Italy's Spanish Steps, we've got bad news. The city has recently banned all eating on or near its famous monuments. Take a seat and start noshing on your pizza, and you'll be hit with a hefty fine of 50 euros ($65). Probably not the souvenir you were hoping for!

What's next, New York City banning tourists from eating on the Brooklyn Bridge or making picnicking in Central Park illegal? Considering Bloomberg's recent soda ban, the idea out outlawing the eating of sweets on public property doesn't seem that far fetched.

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 [via NBC News]

Tags: rome, italy, spanish-steps, fine, eating
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