Many of you have probably seen the news reports about the new law to prevent people from eating in the street anywhere near the major monuments of Rome. Fines range from 25 to 500 euros. Here is a report.
Actually, I read a follow-up report in France that this is actually a devious way to expel Roma beggars from the city center. Apparently, quite a few of them live in more or less permanent positions camped out on the sidewalks near some of the major monuments. If they can't eat there, they won't stay. At least that's the theory.