Rome mayor bans firecrackers and bangers over New Year.
Rome has banned the use of firecrackers, bangers, rockets and other explosive material from 01.00 on 31 December 2022 until midnight on 6 January 2023.
Those who fail to comply with the New Year legislation, signed by the city's mayor Roberto Gualtieri, risk fines of up to €500 in addition to having their fireworks confiscated.
The ban on petardi and botti, which covers the entire area of Rome, excludes the use of safer and less noisy fireworks.The mayor says the order is in place for people's safety, particularly children, as well as to avoid negative effects on pets, air pollution and damage to the city's archaeological heritage.
The ban has been in place for a number of years in Rome over the New Year period but tends to be widely flouted.
The capital is set to hold its official fireworks display over the Circus Maximus as part of the Rome Restarts 2023 celebrations which includes a free concert.
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