Italy is known to be a popular tourist destination, but it is also known for its hefty fines. However, the authorities do not cease to “surprise”. In a small fishing town located in the province of Genoa, tourists could be fined for stopping to take a selfie while visiting this famous resort
New fines for tourists visiting Italy
As you know, Italy is a popular resort among tourists, but it is also known for its huge fines. However, the authorities do not cease to “surprise”. In a small fishing town located in the province of Genoa, tourists can be fined for stopping to take a selfie while visiting this famous resort.
At the same time, the fine is rather big, it amounts to 275 euros. This preventive measure has already taken effect during the Easter holidays, now the restriction is applied in two areas of Portofino. These two zones are marked as “no selfie jam” zones. Matteo Viakava, mayor of the city, justified the imposition of the fine as follows: “Tourists who stop to take pictures cause anarchic chaos, including constant traffic jams and congested sidewalks”
Portofino has about 500 people, but during the tourist season, thousands of people come soda to enjoy the most beautiful views. While location-tagged posts garner huge numbers of likes and comments, locals have little to spare.
Local authorities say their main goal is to avoid dangerous situations caused by crowds and overcrowding. They also explain that the fine applies daily until 18:00. Moreover, the rules will remain in effect until the end of the peak tourist season, namely until October 15.