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Sandcastles and bikinis banned in Italy

Building a sandcastle in Eboli could cost you £200Mayors of several Italian towns who have recently been given extra law-and-order powers have introduced a number of bans on certain activities, in a move aimed at cracking down on crime.

For instance, wearing a bikini anywhere other than the beach is banned in Caprini, those who indulge in sandcastle-building in Eboli face up to a €250 (£200) fine, and public displays of affection can land you with a penalty of €500 (£400).

If you”re caught smoking on the beach at Oristano in Sardinia, you”ll have to pay a €360 (£285) fine, and anyone going to the mountains of Alto Adige should resist picking mushrooms – or face a charge of €113 (£90).

Feeding pigeons in Lucca, lighting fireworks in Positano, apart from on Saturdays, and mowing lawns in Forte di Marmi at weekends are all forbidden.

In July, Rome City Hall banned people from snacking near tourist attractions.

Rome – Visit some of the ancient landmarks such as the Colosseum or tour the opulent Vatican.

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