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Summer Ban on Late-Night Public Drinking in Rome

Late-night drinking on the streets and piazzas of Rome is against the law this summer.

Hoping to curb bad behavior by drunken locals and tourists alike, the city has enacted a new rule banning the public consumption of alcoholic drinks out of glass containers from 10pm to 7am daily; guzzling booze from any other type of container while you're on the street isn't allowed after midnight. 

Violators will be charged a fine of €150 (US$171). And the police aren't messing around—they issued at least 37 tickets last Saturday night. 

Warnings about the ban have been posted in four languages throughout the city. The ordinance will stay in effect through October 31.