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This beautiful Italian town will not allow you click selfies, but why

This beautiful Italian town will not allow you click selfies, but why

Portofino/ Italy: Tourists, pouring in one of Italy’s top destinations, were asked not to click selfies, breaking which could lead to a whopping fine.

Portofino, a colourful town in the Metropolitican city of Genoa on the Italian Riveria, will charge people lingering to take selfies with a fine of up to 275 euros (Rs 24,777).

The town has marked ‘no-waiting zones’ onto popular beauty spots to stop tourists from lingering and taking their pictures, BBC reported.

The town authorities clamped the selfie-ban after the place began witnessing huge rush of tourists crowding out sightseers for selfies, according to reports.

Portofino’s Mayor, Matteo Viacava, blamed tourists for 'anarchic chaos' by blocking streets, causing traffic jams by stopping to take pictures.

These restrictions, which are in place over the Easter weekend between 10.30 am and 6 pm, will continue until October.

Forbes magazine reportedly said the rules will apply to two picturesque spots that have become famous on Instagram.

The beautiful town, clustered around a small harbour with colourfully painted buildings, is the background to several novels including 1922 best-selling novel by Elizabeth von Arnim and at least a popular movie.

Portofino has joined a few top global destinations including some in the US, France and UK to clamp restrictive rules against taking selfies.

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