Venice is a beautiful city located in the Northeast of Italy. Venice is built on more than 100 islands, large and small, becoming a wonderful architectural wonder. The beauty is both ancient and romantic, making Venice one of the most popular tourism destinations in Italy and around the world.
Although this is among the most popular destinations, you still need to learn the culture of Venice to have perfect journey & avoid tobe be fined with money.
1. Do not take a bath in the canal
Although Venice is famous as a water city, you must never jump into the canal to wash or wipe hands & legs. The fine can be up to 600$ if you violate. In addition, according to the regulations of the city government of Rome, visitors cannot climb on fountains, do not bath in fountains or use water in these locations to clean the pets. In addition, the city government forbids throwing anything at the fountain, except for coins.
2. Do not throw rubbish indiscriminately
Any city attaches great importance to environmental protection, but when you visit a predominantly watery place like Venice, you need to pay more attention. Garbage thrown into the water indiscriminately not only damages the city landscape but also pollutes the clean water source, affecting the lives of the people here. If you see rubbish at your feet, you should also actively throw it in the trash to avoid misunderstandings.
3. Dress and use inappropriate vehicles on the street
Venice is known as the city of love with its bright streets does not mean that you are free to wear what you like. If you’re found in a bikini on the street (even naked) you can be fined more than 300$. You also should not show romance to your lover by cycling. Because this action can cause you to be fined about 120$.
4. You’re not allow to feed the birds around the city
The government allows tourists to take photos freely with pigeons but is not allowed to feed them. Because pigeons often “go to the toilet” right after being eaten, their faeces have acids that erode the soil. Large numbers of birds in St. Square Mark flying around will ruin the monuments in the city. This provision has been in effect since 2018.
The prohibits for bird feeding also applies to all public areas of the city, including squares and canals. If people or tourists are caught feeding pigeons or gulls, they will be fined from 50 Euro to 200 Euro.
5. Eating & sitting in the right place
According to the website Città di Venezia, visitors haven’t been allowed to sit in these places on St. Mark’s square: the path of Doge’s castle (Ducal Palace), Piazzetta dei Leoncini in the north of the square, the steps and walkways. by Procuratie Nuove, Napoleonic Wing, outside the Sansovino library and entrance to the square (Piazzetta San Marco).
You’re walking and eating at the squares, which mean will immediately get penalty to be fined about 250$. In addition, since 2016, the city government of Venice has prohibited the installation of love locks on city requests and structures, especially at the Rialto Bridge. The act of attaching locks will result in a fine of nearly 150$.