If you love taking a selfie on holiday, you may want to reconsider taking one in Milan, as the city cracks down on selfie sticks, food trucks and glass bottles or cans.
Milan, Italy’s fashion capital, is putting its foot down on anti-social behaviour in summer by introducing new rules that ban the use of selfie sticks, per news.com.au.
The ban came into effect last Friday, and will last until August 13. However, according to news.com.au, the ban could be extended or renewed, after Milan’s councillor for security, Carmela Rozza, said regulations “will continue until it is needed”.
Milan is just one of many major tourist cities taking a stance against selfies and unruly behaviour. Florence introduced a plan to combat tourists leaving rubbish, while Rome banned and enforced hefty fines ($355) for people caught climbing or bathing on ancient monumental fountains and buildings.
A village in Switzerland, Bravuogn, have also banned taking selfies to encourage a more positive holiday experience, and take in the picturesque beauty of the village without having to take the perfect insty pic.
According to news.com.au, Milan are yet to announce what consequences visitors will face if they are caught with selfie sticks or glass bottles.