A stupid bus can ruin your vacation. Gabriella Bazzucchi (55) from Horgen ZH also experienced this. The kindergarten teacher is in Umbria, the home of her Italian husband. She sprains her foot. Your local sister-in-law drives the Swiss car. But she is not allowed to do that. The result: 500 euro busses and the car confiscated! But it can be even more absurd.
Carrying wooden zoccoli is prohibited on Celebrity Island. If you clatter your sandals, you have to pay 50 euros. It could rob some divas of their beauty sleep.
No «four letters» on historical levels
Sitting at monuments is severely punished in the Milan area.
For example, a couple who sat down in the shadow of the cathedral in the scorching heat in Vigevano was fined 160 euros each.
Wind down the window pane. Hang out your arm. That’s cool – but makes Italian traffic cops ugly. Because: Both hands belong to the steering wheel, that’s the road traffic regulations. The buses vary between 41 and 168 euros.
In Eboli in the province of Salerno it is not allowed to snog in the car. Anyone caught has to dig deep into their pockets. 500 euro buses!
No building permit for sand castles
In Eraclea near Venice there are several legal restrictions on fun. Sandcastles, ball games and digging holes in the sand are prohibited on the beach.
In Lerici on the southern Ligurian Riviera, bathing fun quickly turns into a bathing horror. Anyone walking around in public in a bathing suit or hanging wet towels on the balcony must expect a fine.
Trees are not for climbing
This is how the police in Milan see it. So if you climb a tree, you can pay a fine of 40 euros.
Rimini spoils your appetite. Because under the arcades of the Piazza Cavour the gelati licking is forbidden. This also applies to panino and pizza. Rome also forbids snacking on the street.
In the Ligurian town of Sanremo, chatting with prostitutes on the street is prohibited.
No smoking – even on the beach
Whether in Liguria, Marche, Lazio, Apulia, Sicily, Sardinia or Veneto – everywhere there are beaches, there is an absolute smoking ban with buses between 200 and 2000 euros.
Turin keeps dog owners on a short leash. “Bello” has to go out three times a day, according to an animal protection law in the city.
Tourists in the lagoon city of Venice should not feed pigeons on St. Mark’s Square – there are fines of 450 euros.
Chewing gum, beer in hand and bath towel in the sand. All of this is a fine on the beach of Stintino in Sardinia with buses from 25 to 500 euros.
Collecting shells and stones and packing a sack full of sand can get really expensive. Since it is forbidden by law, there is a risk of fines between 1549 and 9296 euros.
Beware, these massages hurt!
You are not allowed to go to the beaches of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany massielet ren. Not only outpatient masseurs are fined. The person being massaged is also asked to pay up to 100 euros.