Rome bans snacking in some areas

If you plan to visit Rome's historic wonders this summer, don't pack a lunch.

The city has issued a ban on snacking near the sites in the city's historical center under penalty of fines ranging up to $80 US.

The reason: Too much litter and too many drunks and loiterers.

The ban was issued July 10 and goes into effect this weekend, running through the end of October. It follows an earlier crackdown on street vendors.

The no-snacking-near-monuments policy may be difficult to thoroughly enforce. Through the first five months of this year, an estimated 7.6 million foreign tourists have visted Rome.
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