Rome clamps down on outdoor drinking

Alcohol and glass restrictions will affect Rome's main night-life areas.

Rome has made permanent the anti-alcohol and anti-glass prohibitions normally in place during the summer on the streets of the capital, according to Italian news agency ANSA.
The ruling bans the outdoor consumption of alcohol and all drinks in glass containers after 23.00 in areas of Rome most associated with night-life. In addition, pubs are forbidden from serving alcohol indoors after 02.00.
Offenders risk being punished with a temporary ban from the area in which they are caught in breach of the rules, reports ANSA. The restrictions comes as Rome clamps down on the consumption and sale of alcohol on the city's streets ahead of the much-anticipated AS Roma-Liverpool match on 2 May.