Laws to take into account on your trips
A month ago, Italy introduced more than 150 citizen security laws, many of them causing surprise to locals and strangers, local press and tourists, due to their extravagance.
For example, in Vigevano, near Milan, it is forbidden to sit in the shade of a local monument; Tell a couple who were fined €160 each for taking a break from the intense sun.
In an attempt to keep the streets of the city extremely clean, the authorities decided to abolish the use of chewing gum in 1992. So eat a mint candy to refresh your mouth after dinner.
Many tourists take refuge on the beach of Eraclea, near Venice, to escape the hordes of tourists in the “City of Water”. Unfortunately for those who like to build sand castles, let them forget about the idea, it is prohibited!
Here there is a curious legal vacuum, since smoking in public places, such as in a coffee shop, is prohibited by the anti-smoking law, while smoking marijuana is completely legal.
For those of you who are young, free, and single, who in your spare time like to skydive from a plane, beware if you do this in Florida: single women who skydive on Sundays risk jail time.
The Swiss have to have excellent control over their urge to go to the bathroom: flushing the toilet in an apartment after 10pm is illegal. So relieving the body overnight is punishable, although we don’t really know how this particular charge will be defended in court.
Honeymooners would do well not to rent a car in Èboli, south of Naples: kissing in a moving vehicle can carry a fine of up to €500. A simple way to say goodbye to your vacation money with lots of love.
The locals of this town in northern Italy certainly value their peace and relaxation: a couple was recently arrested for simply wearing surf flip-flops, fulfilling the new ban on ‘noisy shoes’. It is clear that the authorities are going strong this year in Italy.
It seems that Alabama residents have blind faith in their driving skills, but unfortunately there is a law in this southern state that makes it illegal to drive with your eyes closed.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The luxurious resorts and wonderful beaches of Dubai may seem like an ideal place to spend a romantic vacation, but do not get too excited: kissing in public is illegal and many tourists have suffered from this law in recent years.