Tourists love the well-known Piazza San Marco not only for a magnificent view, but also for an opportunity to be photographed with pigeons, they can be found there in uncountable quantity. Of course, to attract birds, tourists trying to feed them. Gradually it became tradition for each respecting traveler.
«And just therefore local authorities in 2008 had to forbid it completely — Kiryanov says. — The government reasoned it with the fact that the overfed birds harmful influence city sights. For feeding of pigeons in Venice you can be fined $50 −60. So far the maximum penalty which was imposed on guilty reached $600».
For example, in 2012 the police has fined couple of Russian newlyweds who have arrived to Venice in they honeymoon trip $60: young people simply wanted to take pictures as they feed pigeons in the most romantic city of the world.