An Italian metropolis well-known for its magnificence is banning selfies at fashionable spots with jaw-dropping views to stop vacationers from lingering and clogging its slim streets.
Portofino, which is a city of roughly 500 individuals southeast of Genoa on the Italian Riviera, has launched no-waiting zones within the city the place vacationers are prohibited from taking footage, in line with the BBC.
Those that spend an excessive amount of time within the zones could possibly be fined €275, or roughly $305, the outlet reported.
The selfie ban comes amid what Portofino Mayor Matteo Viacava described as “anarchic chaos” attributable to vacationers who snarl visitors and block streets to take footage within the small metropolis, which is a coastal fishing group famend for its colourful buildings.
The prohibition first went into impact amid a swell of tourism throughout Easter weekend, and the measures are slated to proceed from morning to six p.m. till October as vacationers pour into Portofino all through the summer time months.
Hundreds of vacationers go to Portofino yearly, and celebrities additionally frequent the vacation spot, with the Kardashians and Beyoncé amongst these noticed there lately.
Selfie bans have been launched in different cities and international locations in response to tourism, similar to parts of the U.Ok.’s Tower of London, which bans selfies for safety causes close to the crown jewels housed there.
Within the U.S., California and New York have prohibited selfies in zoos and different locations with wild animals.