Holiday hotspot introduces strict fines for going topless.
A popular Italian holiday hotspot is putting a stop to people wearing swimming costumes or going shirtless in public.
Sorrento in Italy has introduced new laws which punishes anyone caught walking around topless to be fined as much as €500.
The town’s mayor, Massimo Coppola, said that tourists were threatening the locals’ “quality of life” by baring their chests.
The mayor said: “That behaviour is seen by the majority of people as contrary to decorum and to the decency that characterises civilised cohabitation.
“The continuation of this situation, as well as causing discomfort and unease in the resident population and among visitors, could lead to a negative judgment on the quality of life in our town, with consequences for its image and for tourism.”
According to reports, the new rules will be applied only to individual tourists; however, companies that offer tours in those zones agree that the manner in which a person is dressed is part of responsible tourism.
Sorrento is on the Sorrentine Peninsula south of Naples.
Its scenic coastline is a glamorous destination for its steep cliffs, shimmering views of the Mediterranean, and colourful houses.