Popular Italian Seaside Resort Imposes Strict Dress Code

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.06 - 2024 10:53 AM CET

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Violators may face fines up to $605.

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After several years of discussion, the popular seaside resort of Lignano Sabbiadoro has introduced a ban on wearing swimwear outside the beach area.

The ban will take effect this Sunday, requiring men to wear a t-shirt with their swim trunks, while women must wear an "appropriate top" over their swimsuit or bikini.

This development was reported by the Italian newspaper Udine Today.

Municipal councilor Liliana Portello explained the rationale behind the new rules: "We are not boring, but respect is required in a city that is focused on tourism, and above all, respect for the city's citizens," she emphasized.

Tourists failing to comply with the dress code will face a fine of 25 euros, approximately $28.

For those who repeatedly ignore the rule, fines can surge to 500 euros, equivalent to roughly $605, as reported by 20 Minuten.

Lignano Sabbiadoro, located on the Adriatic coast north of Venice, is renowned for its extensive and scenic sandy beaches. The introduction of the dress code follows longstanding complaints from locals about tourists roaming the town in their swimwear.

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