Mayor of Venice is enormous down on quick food and “kebab shops”

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Venice is a land of canals, gondolas, overwhelming architecture, exemplary music, theatre, birthright and according to Mayor Luigi Brugnaro, “kebab shops”, generally around St Mark’s Square. The Mayor says these takeaway restaurants interfere with a city’s “decorum and traditions” and are hidden a intrigue and charm.

He has set in place new legislation to hindrance a opening of any some-more new quick food outlets. This includes kebab shops, quick food outlets, and kiosks offered pizza by a slice. The usually eatery that escapes the strech of a law is a artisanal gelateria.

Paola Mar, Venice’s tourism chief, pronounced “The problem is that with a traveller city like ours, there is a risk of it losing a identity. There are internal products that we contingency try to promote, this would be improved for a suggestion of a city and, during an environmental level, would be some-more sustainable.”

Existing Businesses will be authorised to stay open though contingency approve with new regulations. Mar added: “We wish to put a brakes on forms of activities that are not concordant with a refuge and growth of Venice’s informative heritage.”

As a law stands, eating on a go in St. Mark’s Square is an corruption punishable with a large fine. Indeed, even feeding a pigeons is prohibited. However, there are skeleton to emanate cruise areas divided from a city’s attractions.

This is not a initial time an Italian city has taken this action. Last year Verona halted any new openings of “kebab” shops, while in Florence, a order was put in place to safeguard that during slightest 70 per cent of a food served in city-centre restaurants is local.

Venice contra tourists

Venice receives millions of visitors any year, some contend distant too many for a possess good. The crowds of tourists hurt internal residents who demonstrated by putting adult posters with a message “Tourists go away!!! You are destroying this area!”

Several measures were put in place including a locals initial process with dual queues during vaporetto (water taxi) stops, on tip of profitable €6 some-more than locals for a ride.

There’s also a gossip going around that a city is deliberation charging visitors a price to enter St Mark’s Square.


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