Popular Italian seaside town bans bikinis

Last Updated: Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 14:33

London: An Italian seaside town of Vietri sul Mare on the Amalfi Coast have shocked locals and holidaymakers by banning women from wearing bikinis.

Francesco Benincasa , the mayor of the town, has reaffirmed a law that prohibits scantily clad visitors from the marina area of the town, the Local reported.

Those caught showing off too much flesh will face a fine ranging from 25 pounds and 500 pounds.

The town`s spokesperson Andrea Pellegrino told the publication that upholding the law, which was first introduced in 2011, is necessary "for the area`s image".

However visitors are still free to enjoy the beach in their swimwear, she said.

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First Published: Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 14:33

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