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Selfie Sticks Banned in Milan

The selfies you take in Milan this summer will have to be kept at arm's length.

You certainly can't extend your reach with a selfie stick. Those devices have been officially banned from the historic Italian city as part of a crackdown on "anti-social behavior."

Selfie sticks are definitely cumbersome and obtrusive, especially in spots clogged with tourists, which is why they've previously been banned everywhere from the Vatican to Beijing's Forbidden City. 

The regulation in Milan went into effect July 14 and expires on August 13, though it could be renewed.


Cans, glass bottles, and food trucks have also been newly prohibited in order to cut down on garbage littering the streets during summer.