Venice tourists could be hit with $580 fine for sitting down
We all know being a tourist can be expensive, but in the Italian city of Venice, even just sitting down could soon cost you dearly. The city's mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, has proposed a fine of up to €500 (about $585) for anyone planting themselves down in an undesignated spot. The proposal isn't without precedent in Venice. People are actually already prohibited from sitting in tourist hotspots St Mark's Square or the Rialto Bridge.