Skinny-dipping in a Venice canal cost these 2 tourists more than $6,600
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
Two Czech tourists really made a splash on Monday night when they decided to go for a little dip in the buff near the Piazza San Marco in Venice. According to CNN, they decided to do so because it was “a particularly warm evening.” Police said the incident involved “two men, completely nude, intent on laughing and joking with each other, and trying to catch the attention of passersby.”
They were visiting Italy for a soccer match between Slavia Prague and Inter Milan — and ultimately, fined around 3,000 euros (about $3,320) each for “obscene behavior.”
Officials were alerted to the behavior by people walking by the canal and, originally, thought they were in trouble. When they realized what was going on, they immediately made the naked tourists get dressed and brought them down to the station.
The city of Venice has really been cracking down on tourists behaving badly, following a string of incidents similar to this one. In 2018, Venice’s mayor signed an ordinance to separate tourists from local residents, calling the policies “urgent measures to guarantee public safety, security and livability in the historic city of Venice.”
Last September, the city was considering a nightly ban on public alcohol consumption after 7 p.m., and earlier this year, it enforced a day fee on visitors.
In fact, Venice isn’t the only Italian city trying to combat some of the ill effects of overtourism. This past summer, Rome enforced a slew of strict bans in an effort to combat some not-so-responsible tourist behavior.
If you are planning a trip to Venice (or anywhere in the world), you’ll want to make sure you’re on your best behavior. And whatever you do, just save the swimming for an actual pool.
Featured image courtesy Courtesy bluejayphoto/Getty Images.
Welcome to The Points Guy!
WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points
TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,650
CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners
*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.
- Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. Plus earn up to $50 in statement credits towards grocery store purchases within your first year of account opening.
- Earn 2X points on dining including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out and travel. Plus, earn 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
- With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories.
- Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on eligible orders over $12 for a minimum of one year with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
- Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
- Get up to $60 back on an eligible Peloton Digital or All-Access Membership through 12/31/2021, and get full access to their workout library through the Peloton app, including cardio, running, strength, yoga, and more. Take classes using a phone, tablet, or TV. No fitness equipment is required.