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Italian tourist town imposes fines for bare chests


Published: 14 June, 2024, 01:59 PM

The mayor of an Italian tourist town has moved to impose fines on under-dressed people citing concerns over "quality of life."

Massimo Coppola, mayor of Sorrento, announced fines ranging from 25 to 500 euros in a Facebook post published July 6.

"No more with the indecent behaviour," wrote Coppola. "That's why I signed the ordinance that prohibits people from walking around with a bare chest as well as in swimming suits."

Visitors flock to the town, which is located south of Naples on Italy's western coast, but Coppola has had enough of the amount of skin displayed by some.

"These types of behaviors can be considered as a cause for unease and discomfort for both Sorrento residents and tourists," he wrote.