No more kebabs: Venice cracks down on takeaway food

May 11, 2017 808

BY: Catherine Edwards

Venice's council has banned any new takeaway food shops from opening in the lagoon city, in an effort to preserve its "decorum and traditions"."It is urgent to fight degradation in the city, considering that Venice is a Unesco World Heritage Site," councillor Francesca Da Villa, who proposed the measures, told The Local.

"There are tourists who eat wherever they are, and there's a general sense of a lack of care for the city. For some time, there have been photos circulating of packaging and food waste left along the streets." The new legislation applies to kebab shops, fast food outlets, and kiosks selling pizza by the slice, all of which have been ruled  "incompatible" with the city's cultural heritage.

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