Venice to ban rolling suitcases for tourists
Alixandra Caole Vila (The Philippine Star) - November 24, 2014 - 5:34pm

MANILA, Philippines – Planning on traveling to Venice? Never mind your easy-to-carry wheelie bags because Venice’s city council is considering the prohibition of the use rolling suitcases in the city soon.

Apparently, the efficient rolling suitcases that have been your traveling buddy for long are the subject of some of the complaints by the residents of Venice. Reports say that the loud annoying noises the rolling suitcases make when they are being dragged by tourists along the streets disturb and irritate the residents.

In addition to the residential disturbance, the scratches made by the wheels also lead to the “progressive deterioration” of historic paving slabs, marble steps and foot bridges, the city council said, as reported by The Telegraph.

Meanwhile, luggage equipped with air-filled wheels would be permissible.

According to reports, the law won’t come into effect until May. Once implemented, tourists who would violate the rule could be fined up to 500 euros ($620). Venetians however will be exempt from the new law.

CITY COUNCIL LAW REPORTS RESIDENTS ROLLING SUITCASES TOURISTS VENICE
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