Rome mayor Virginia Raggi is cracking down on some seriously bad behavior in Italy’s capital by issuing a few new rules and regulations, though hungry tourists may not like what’s coming.
The Local, authorities in Rome are banning all food and drinks near the city’s historic fountains. As
RomaToday reported, Raggi's office instituted the ban "to prevent the incidents that are contrary to rules of urban decorum, and to ensure adequate protection of the historical, artistic and archaeological capital of Rome.”
So no more indulging in gelato, pasta, or pizza as you sit peacefully by a Roman fountain. Oh, and you can forget climbing on the landmarks, washing pets, or swimming in the water as this behavior is now banned, too.
The only exception, according to The Local, is...Read details...
Drop that gelato.
I was born and raised in Rome, a true Italian, but prohibiting people from eating is not the answer. What is the answer is having more trash cans strategically placed throughout the city. We Italians are the worst at infrastructure, it is really one of the things that I dislike most about my country. Can we not put in some restrooms, more trash cans, this is the real issue. If a tourist is eating a Panino, or a gelato, 99% would dispose of the trash in the trashcan. The problem is you can never find a trashcan. One of the things I love about America is the practicality, the infrastructure, the thought out plans. We Italians have beauty, but are awful at thinking and planning ahead.
Whaaat?! I can't enjoy gelato while marveling at the beauty of the Trevi Fountain? 😱 Oh, that's okay. Been there; done that. 😊
Kristin Henderson Esparza, this is exactly where we bought our first gelato of the trip!
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