Italy: Want to dawdle over your sack lunch at the Colosseum? It'll cost you
Rome says it will issue fines of up to 500 euros (£400) to people who stop to eat or drink, or "camp out" near the capital's historic monuments.
Rome's Mayor, Gianni Alemanno, announced the fines in an order aimed at protecting areas of particular cultural worth in the historic centre.
Those violating the ban face a minimum fine of 25 euros.