Bikinis banned from Italian seaside

Bikinis banned from Italian seaside
Vietri's mayor is clamping down on swimwear in the town. Photo: Dave Collier/Flickr
Sunseekers on the Amalfi Coast must take care to cover up this summer, as one town slams visitors in swimwear with fines of up to €500.

The mayor of Vietri sul Mare, Francesco Benincasa, has reaffirmed a law which bans scantily-clad visitors from the marina area of the town. Those baring too much flesh will face a fine of between €25 and €500.

Upholding the law is necessary “for the area’s image”, the town’s spokesperson Andrea Pellegrino told The Local, although visitors are still free to enjoy the beach in their swimwear.

The law was first introduced in 2011.

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