Italy’s “City of Bridges” in Venice is changing its laws so that shops will no longer be able to sell slices of pizza as “fast food.” The law will also apply to kebabs and other snack type foods.
Paolo Mar, the city’s tourism chief, explained the decision, which will help to cut down on litter in town.
“We want to put the brakes on types of activities which are not compatible with the preservation and development of Venice’s cultural heritage. The problem is that with a tourist city like ours, there is a risk of it losing its identity. There are local products that we must try to promote, this would be better for the spirit of the city and, at an environmental level, would be more sustainable.”
But not to worry, the gelato isn’t going anywhere. According to the authorities, it’s created using artisanal methods that should be kept up with.