Rome's anti-alcohol measures have been extended until 16 December, after the current ban expires on 30 September.

The order prohibits the take-away sale of alcohol from bars and clubs from 23.00 until close of business, seven days a week. It is also illegal to consume alcohol between 23.00 and 06.00 in certain public areas in the centre as well as on public transport.

Something that visitors to Rome should be aware of is that those drinking while standing even marginally outside the legal confines of bars in areas affected by the ban, during the hours it is in effect, are liable for prosecution.

The continuation of the order comes in response to a number of high-profile alcohol-related public order offences that took place in the city over the summer.

Introduced on 1 April, the ban was extended until 30 June and then again until 30 September.

For a full list of the districts affected by the ban see

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