Incredible historical sites, world-class cuisine and stunning beaches, it’s no surprise that Italy is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. But vacationers will need to be careful not to break any of the country’s tourism laws.
Sardinia has one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe and its famous white sand attracts thousands of tourists.
However, the area’s white sands are fiercely protected and tourists can be fined up to 3,000 euros (£2,600) for theft.
Tourists who take the sand as a souvenir could seriously damage the ecosystem and are likely to be fined if found with it.
Venice has been in the news recently due to the city’s plans to introduce a new tourist tax for day trippers.
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Although tourists will soon have to pay a fee to visit the romantic city, they will also have to pay attention to some tricky laws.
Local police can fine tourists up to 500 euros if they are caught bathing in one of Venice’s famous canals.
A couple of American tourists caused outrage when they were spotted swimming naked in the water last month.
In 2019, two German tourists were fined and told to leave Venice when they were caught using a camping stove to make coffee on the steps of the city’s Rialto Bridge.
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An American tourist shocked locals when she caused £21,000 in damage by throwing an electric scooter at the monument.
Tourists in Rome are lucky enough to be able to enjoy free drinking water from one of the city’s 2,500 drinking fountains.
However, visitors could face a fine if they fail to cup their hands to direct water into their mouths and let their mouths touch the beak.
Although some Italian laws may annoy tourists, the rules for water fountains are unlikely to cause many complaints.