• Sensible idea or snobbery: is Florence right to ban eating in the streets?

    2 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    A local takeaway has become so popular that other businesses complain about people hanging around while eating. Now the council is threatening to fine street eaters as much as €500 A self-styled “temple of street food and takeaway”, Florence's All'Antico Vinaio has a problem. This vendor of perfect panini is such a draw that local businesses are sick of tourists clogging up nearby doorways, stairwells and kerbs as they eat. In August, a scuffle reportedly broke out between a shop owner and a family eating on his doorstep. Now, Florence council has banned people from eating All'Antico...
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  • Florence bans eating on sidewalks, doorsteps at meal times

    2 monthes ago - By Newsday

    The tourist magnet of Florence is cracking down on those who linger on sidewalks, shop doorsteps or driveways to eat
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