Officials in Venice have promised to continue their crackdown on anti-social behavior after submitting 100 fines and exclusion orders in just eight weeks.
Since the prohibitions were introduced on June 19, those fines include a Canadian woman who was sunbathing in a bikini and a man who slept in the flowerbed of a central park.
Three French men screwing their bikes to the railings and a woman from Belarus who jumped into a fountain also stood at the end of the police action.
Fines are usually around £ 300 plus another £ 80 for issuing the exclusion order known as a Daspo.
Some tourists, including a German couple who made coffee under the Rialto Bridge, have seen fines of around £ 800.
Officials in Venice have said they will continue to tackle anti-social behavior after issuing 100 fines and bans in two months. A German couple in the photo were fined around £ 800 after making coffee under the Rialto Bridge
Many tourists and Twitter users have the new rules like & # 39; ridiculous & # 39 ;, & # 39; draconian & # 39; and & # 39; unfair & # 39; knocked down and say that they do not put Venice in a very good light.
Some have even threatened to boycott Italy and go somewhere on vacation that is more tolerant.
However, the Venice Council is not repentant. Mayor, Luigi Brugnaro said: “Venice must be respected.
Fines are usually around £ 300 plus £ 80 for issuing the exclusion order, called a Daspo. Depicted are the police in the Italian city
& # 39; Those rude people who think they are coming to town and can do whatever they want should understand that thanks to the local police they are being taken, punished and removed. & # 39;
He also revealed that from now on the names of all tourists who receive a Daspo will be sent to the embassies and consulates of their country of origin.
& # 39; Our city will always be open and hospitable to anyone who wants to visit her, and at the same time we will be irreconcilable with those who think they will come and do what they want & he said.
The new legislation allows the police to penalize tourists or local people for a large number of antisocial behavior and instruct them to stay away from the center of Venice.
The fines are usually around £ 300, plus another £ 80 for the issue of the Daspo. The duration for the bans can vary from two days to two years.
The 100 fines and bans under the new Police and Urban Safety Regulations include a fine of around £ 800 for a German couple, 32 and 35 years old, from Berlin, who lit a camp stove at the foot of the Rialto Bridge to make their own coffee . They were escorted to a police station and received a removal order, as well as the fine.
The given 100th fine was for a Romanian woman, pictured with a remaining officer, who was trying to raise money for a non-existent help center for disabled children. French tourists have also been fined for leaving their bikes, pictured right, attached to railings in Venice
Hundreds of people went to the social networks to say that this was a ridiculous decision and suggested that the fines should be imposed on cafes because of their exorbitant coffee prices, not the entrepreneurial couple.
The 100th fine and the ban was imposed on a 32-year-old Romanian woman who tried to cheat passers-by by raising money for the establishment of a non-existent help center for disabled children.
On this occasion, she was not a tourist, because the new rules also cover offenses such as begging, prostitution, and drug-pushing, which critics claim is a more reasonable use of the fines and prohibited, not harm holidaymakers who have no intentional causes.
Three Bengali citizens who visited Venice with their families fell into error when they decided to have a picnic in the Papadopoli gardens, sitting on the grass with a tablecloth and plastic dishes. This cost each of the men £ 80.
The German couple, pictured at the foot of the Rialto Bridge that makes coffee, were escorted to a police station and received a removal order and a fine of around £ 800
Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said that despite some tourists who crack down, & # 39; Venice must be respected & # 39; and that & # 39; rude people & # 39; those who think they can do what they want will be removed
Two Lithuanian citizens, a man and a woman, were also punished when the police saw them in a busy square because they pushed & # 39; two scooters and caused obstacles and pedestrian danger & # 39 ;.
And three French tourists, in their early twenties, were fined for screwing their bikes to the side railings. Firefighters were called in to cut the chains with a grinding wheel.
A number of tourists have also been fined and & # 39; removed from the center & # 39; before sleeping in the wrong places.
These include four Turkish holiday makers, between 20 and 23 years old, who camped in the flower beds of the Papadopoli gardens. Another 42-year-old from Slovakia was fined and banned for being drunk on the street.
The woman was fined for wearing a bikini while she was sunbathing from Canada and 23 years old. She was fined £ 220.
Police were also called when a Belarusian tourist was seen bathing in a historic fountain. The 41-year-old woman was also fined and ordered to continue, and was told not to return to the area within 48 hours.
According to the municipality of Venice the removal orders are working and so far no tourist has violated his Daspo.
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