The authorities of Florence are struggling with selfies on city bridges
The city council of Florence decided to establish on the ancient bridges across the Arno River special barriers that prevent tourists from climbing the railing to make selfie. The first protective partitions are equipped on the Santa Trinita bridge (Ponte Santa Trìnita). Barriers are made of metal and are similar to the fences established around the bastions of Forte Belvedere (Forte di Belvedere).
In Florence, many tourists in the pursuit of a good frame ignore all safety standards. In recent years, rescuers often have to take guests out of the river, who climbed the bridge, not paying attention to warnings about the danger.
In addition, the authorities in Florence have tightened the punishment for street writers – lovers to spoil city walls and monuments with paint from spray cans. Fines for damage to urban property will increase at times, and violators (even tourists) will be directed to compulsory public works.