Lonely Planet Writer

Italian mayor bans dogs from barking during nap time!

The mayor of the town of Controne in southern Italy  has issued a decree banning dogs from barking between 2pm and 4pm during the ‘riposo’ afternoon nap.

Dogs banned from barking during naptime in Italian town.
Dogs banned from barking during naptime in Italian town. Image by Alan Levine / CC BY 2.0

If dogs defy the ban and dare to bark during the post-lunch quiet period, their owners could be fined between €20 and €500. The mayor’s crackdown on antisocial canine behaviour also decrees that dogs must not be left alone in public spaces, and that owners must rinse their dogs’ urine from the pavement. Read more: thelocal.it