Rome Cracks Down on Revelers

New ordinance forbids eating, drinking, noise
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2008 5:50 PM CDT
A poster for "La Dolce Vita," which helped make the Trevi Fountain even more of a tourist magnet.   (Archive Photos)
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(Newser) – Rome's residents and visitors had best behave themselves for the next 4 months: An experimental ordinance bans eating and drinking in the streets of the Eternal City, and cracks down on hooligans who want to "shout, sing or be noisy," Reuters reports. The newly elected mayor enacted the law, which applies through October in "areas of historic, cultural or artistic value."