Popular Italian seaside town bans bikinis

London, July 4 (ANI): 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. (ANI)

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