The Italian Job


Rodrigo Piccoli says he was fined 50 euros for lying down to read a book in a park in Vicenza. Yes, the city has banned lying down in the park. It's just one of a number of edicts delivered by local authorities after the government gave them more power to crack down on crime. In Capri, officials banned people wearing bikinis from leaving the beach. Eraclea barred people from building sand castles, and Forte dei Marmi made it illegal to mow lawns on the weekend.