Shocking news isn’t it? Indeed it’s a very shocking news! Before you get to visit Rome one of these days, get yourself oriented with the no-snacking zones to avoid the hefty amount of €25 to €500 fine.
It was just this October when the mayor of Rome enforced an ordinance prohibiting anyone to have their snack or eat something near their famous monuments until the end of this year. Mayor Gianni Alemanno’s intentions were made clear but not everyone were pleased especially those tourists who weren’t really aware.
Just imagine enjoying your burger while strolling around their city when suddenly a policeman would collect fine from you like you have smoked in a non-smoking area.
The protest of the people even reached into having a Gastro Flash Mob wherein a lot of people went to the piazza each carrying a sandwich. The police officers immediately controlled the crowd and have them pay the indicated fine.
If you have any plans of visiting Rome one of these days, take note of the no-snacking zones or better yet save your meal inside a restaurant to avoid the fine and the hassle of being caught.