The city of Rome hopes to curb “night gatherings” in the city center during peak tourist seasons by prohibiting alcohol in public places.
“There have been several embarrassing crazy nightlife incidents,” Rome Mayor Virginia Raj recently announced.
For example, from 6 pm to 7 am, kiosks or vending machines are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages. Through this ban, the city hopes to suppress “wild nightlife” in historical core areas and gatherings that may spread the coronavirus.
The ban also stipulates that in the same period, in public places, streets and green spaces, drinking glass bottled wine is not allowed.
The new city regulations will take effect until September 15.