Milan Gets Tough on Tourists, Bans Selfie Sticks and Water Bottles

The tourist crackdown is aimed at curbing "anti-social behavior."

The following article, written by Claudia Cuskelly, appears on the Daily Express. 

Tourist Crackdown: Why this Italian city has just banned selfie sticks and water bottles

If you’re planning a holiday to Milan, you’ll need to leave your selfie stick at home.

The Italian city has just outlawed the travel device in popular tourist areas — and that’s not all.

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Glass bottles have also been banned in a bid to curb littering and anti-social behaviour.

Tourists can’t hold, carry, dispose of or receive any form of glass bottle, container or can under the new rules.

Piazza XXIV Maggio, Gorizia Avenue, Via Codara, Cantore Square and Gabriele D’Annunzio Avenue are all included in the prohibited zones.

Officials have put a stop to firecrackers and fireworks in these areas too.

Under the banner of “moving trade” in public spaces, food trucks are no longer allowed to operate there either.

The new laws are in effect until August 13 but they will be extended if the government sees fit.

Continue reading at  the Daily Express. 


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