Rome bans tourists from going topless and eating messy food

Rome is cracking down on bad tourist behaviour.

The Italian capital city has come up with a series of new rules that cover everything from eating in public to paddling in water fountains.

Men have been banned from going topless in public and the practice of attaching ‘love padlocks’ to bridges is also a no-no, according to the new regulations.

Eating messy foods around popular attractions such as the city’s Trevi Fountain is also outlawed.

Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi told The Telegraph: ‘Rome is, and always will be, welcoming, but that does not mean tolerating bad behaviour and damage being done to our city.’

Disobeying the new rules means local authorities can ban badly behaved tourists from the city’s historic centre for 48 hours.

She added: ‘Rome city centre is an area protected by Unesco , so clearly our centre is our business ticket.

‘There will be zero tolerance for those marring our city’.

She said she would be writing to foreign embassies, asking them to make citizens aware of the new rules when visiting the city.

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