Rome bans eating at monuments

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by orbitz, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    Starting Oct 1, it'll be illegal to eat food on or around the monuments in Rome. You could potentially be fined anywhere from $32 up to $650.

    I think only in special cases will tourists actually be fined money though. Most of the time it will probably just be some policeman shooing people that are eating away. I like the idea.
  2. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    It's a great idea!
  3. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good to me and I usually think bans in general are ridiculous.
  4. milanessa

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    :blah: Might as well rope them all off and just let you look.
  5. madm

    madm Active Member

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    I can't think of any cases of people eating at U.S. monuments. Maybe the Roman monuments have fountains where it is relaxing to eat in the sun and listen to the soothing sounds of the water. I just can't imagine eating on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial or at Mount Rushmore. Picnicking on a nearby lawn maybe ...

    Anyway, I agree with the ban as eating detracts from the viewing experience at a monument.
  6. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

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    That's just ridiculous. The Spanish Steps are just STAIRS, and there are benches all around the Trevi Fountain. Are you just supposed to stare reverently and move on? :blah:

    Seems to me like the real problem is littering. Eat carefully and throw away your garbage. Let's hope it's just a common-sense thing and they'll use the law for the real troublemakers.
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  7. Nan

    Nan Just me

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    Yes, fine for littering, not eating.
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  8. Rob

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  9. milanessa

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    Probably more easily.
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  10. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    :lol: I read this too quickly and thought you said it would probably "just be some policeman SHOOTING people..."

    I was like, well, geez, that doesn't seem any better than a fine!
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  11. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    Well, I think shooting will definitely get the message across quicker than shooing :lol:.
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  13. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    :lol: I would like to see that.