Italian women face 500 euro fine for wearing miniskirts in Castellammare di Stabia, near Naples.
In a move sharply at odds with a country which produced the likes of Monica Bellucci and Sophia Loren, the town of Castellammare di Stabia, near
Naples, intends to prohibit women from wearing provocative clothing.
The town's council also wants to ban men and women from wearing low-slung jeans as part of a list of 41 new rules that every good citizen must respect .
mayor, Luigi Bobbio, said it was all part of an effort to restore urban decorum and improve coexistence by targeting people who were rowdy, unruly or simply badly behaved .
Playing football in parks and gardens and swearing in public
will also be banned under new regulations which will be put forward for approval at a council meeting on Monday.
If the new regulations are approved, offenders will face fines of between 25 and 500 euros.
A local parish priest, Don Paolo
Cecere, said he supported the crackdown: It's the right decision. In this way we can fight the spread of sexual molestation, he told a local newspaper, the Cronache di Napoli.
The nutter mayor of the southern seaside town of Castellammare di Stabia got his way when the City Council approved a ban on football games in public parks and squares, blasphemy out loud and very skimpy clothes, the ANSA news agency reported.
Mayor Luigi Bobbio said that miniskirts and other provocative outfits will still be allowed as long as they are not too revealing.
The measures also include a ban on playing football in public spaces -- Bobbio said these games often turn into
fights -- sunbathing or undressing in town, blasphemy and foul language in general. Men cannot go around shirtless, the rules say.