According to NBC News, “Tourists will still be allowed to eat while they walk, but stop with a bag of chips in your hands or sit down while chewing on your panino, and you are eligible for a fine of 25 to 500 euros ($32 to $650).”
On the first day the law was in effect, two officers near the Colosseum fined seven tourists — and that was just in the morning!
“Eating on monuments can really get out of control,” Officer Magdi Adib told NBC. “Once I caught a group of tourists who set a table on the Spanish Steps, with table cloth and cutlery! This has to stop.”
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