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Visitors to the historic city are not permitted to tote wheeled suitcases along the ancient streets and bridges. According to the Venice City Council, they cause too much damage to the fragile thousand-year-old stones.

So, if Venice is on your bucket list for an upcoming visit, while wandering the historic town, hoist an old-fashioned backpack or fanny bag. Tote only bags that won’t rut the road. Offending tourists could be gigged a fine of more than $600.

Incidentally, the law is somewhat discriminatory. It doesn’t apply to local merchants who daily track through the city with ponderous metal-wheeled carts and other heavy vehicles.

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