Italian tourist town imposes fines for wearing swimsuits

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(CNN) – No. Mayor a Italian The tourist town has moved to impose fines on under-dressed people, citing concerns about “quality of life”.
Massimo Coppola, Mayor SorrentoA Facebook post published on July 6 announced a fine of 25 to 500 euros.

“Not more with rude behavior,” Coppola wrote. “That’s why I signed an ordinance that prohibits people from walking around with open chests as well as in swimming suits.”

The town, south of Naples on the west coast of Italy, attracts visitors, but Coppola has a fair amount of skin displayed by some.

“Such behaviors can be considered a cause of discomfort and discomfort for both Sorrento residents and tourists,” he wrote.

“In this way we seek to preserve and improve the livability, quality of life and decoration inside the city center and public spaces,” Meyer added.

The Amalfi coastal area attracts a large number of tourists.

The Amalfi coastal area attracts a large number of tourists.

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Sorrento sits on the Sorrentine Peninsula, also home to the Amalfi Coast, an area of ​​dramatic south-facing coastline.

The area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 by Bougainville-covered Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello gems with Vista plunging into the deep blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The popularity of the peninsula among vacationers is such that local authorities have introduced new rules to reduce tourist traffic along the coast, which has become a destination for road trips.

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The optional numberplate system from June 15 means that cars can only access the famous 22-mile lane between Vetri Sul Mare and Positano every other day during peak hours during the peak season.

Only vehicles with odd numbered number plates can use the road on odd numbered dates, while those with odd numbered plates can drive on odd numbered dates.

These rules apply for the entire month of August between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., plus weekends from June 15 to September 30. It also includes the holy week around Easter and the dates from April 24 to May 2.

Top Image Credits: Valerie D’Antono / IEM / Getty Images

CNN’s Benjamin Brown contributed to this story

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