Forbidden behaviour


Current regulations enforced by the Venice City Council Municipal Police forbid certain behaviour, in order to preserve urban cleanliness and landscape, and also for reasons of safety and public hygiene.

The violation of such regulations involves the application of administrative fines – from €25 to €500.

Do not consume food and drink sitting on the ground, do not sit or lie down on banks and foundations, monuments, bridges, steps, puteals and high-water walkways
Fine: 100 to 200 euros
DASPO - Urban banning order (offenders will be immediately banned from the place where the offence was committed)

Do not bathe, dive into and swim in the canals
Fine: 350 euros
DASPO - Urban banning order (offenders will be immediately banned from the place where the offence was committed)

Do not litter or dump rubbish in public areas
Fine: 350 euros

Do not walk around bare-chested or in a swimsuit
Fine: 250 euros

Do not feed pigeons or seagulls
Fine: 25 euros to 500 euros
(see art. 24 of Municipal regulations regarding Urban Veterinary Hygiene and Animal Welfare)

Bicycles are forbidden (even when only lead by hand)
Fine: 100 euros
*It is allowed to carry bikes by hand exclusively from pIazzale Roma to the Venezia Santa Lucia train station. You can reach Lido and Pellestrina carrying your bike with you on public transport: www.avmspa.it and www.terminalfusina.it

Do not camp or bivouac in public areas
Fine: 200 euros
DASPO - Urban banning order (offenders will be immediately banned from the place where the offence was committed)