Rome extends alcohol ban

Rome bans outdoor drinking after 21.00 in S. Lorenzo.

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has banned the outdoor consumption of alcohol after 21.00 in the following areas: S. Lorenzo, Esquilino, the vicinity of Termini Station, Piazza Bologna, Viale Ippocrate and Piazzale delle Provincie.
Off-licences, supermarkets and vending machines in these areas are also prohibited from selling take-away alcohol after 21.00. In addition, pubs are forbidden from serving alcohol indoors from 02.00 until 07.00.
The city has renewed until 6 March 2019 its existing restrictions banning the consumption of alcohol on Rome's streets and squares from midnight until 07.00. Drinking from glass bottles on the street or on public transport is banned from 22.00 until 07.00.
This legislation affects areas of the city most associated with nightlife such as the historic centre, Monti, Celio, Esquilino, Trastevere, Testaccio, Pigneto, Ostiense, Bologna, Prati, S Lorenzo, Ponte Milvio, EUR, Ostia, and the banks of the Tiber including Tiber Island.
For details of the legislation see city website.
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