Friday, May 20, 2016
Feeding pigeons in Venice
Feeding pigeons is not allowed in my hometown Venice. Yes it is against the law. The law went into effect April 30 2008.
Fines for ignoring the ban start at 50 euros ($56). The battle against the birds is part of a broader campaign to improve decorum and cleanliness in the Unesco World Heritage Site of my home town which welcomes more than 1 million tourists a month. One study estimated that cleaning up monuments and repairing the damage caused by pigeons cost each Venetian taxpayer 275 euros ($310) a year.
From Venice With Love,
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