Venice isn't banning wheeled suitcases

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Officials in the historic Italian city of Venice, famed for its romantic canals and gondollas, are denying a reported ban on wheeled luggage.


Earlier it was reported that Venice has banned wheeled suitcases because officials claim the clattering luggage amounts to noise pollution and is keeping locals awake. The new law is supposed to come into effect from May 2015. From then, travelers caught using regular rubber-wheeled luggage in the ancient lagoon city will be fined €500.

The prospect of fines of up to €500 generated uproar and concerns about how many of the 22 million tourists who annually visit Venice would cart their luggage into a destination with restricted access to vehicles.

Now the city's special commissioner, Vittorio Zappalorto, has issued a statement insisting proposed new noise regulations will only be directed at trolleys used by traders and are not intended as an outright prohibition.

"I firmly deny that the municipality of Venice has ever thought to ban the use of trolleys in the historical center," he said.



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