Pisa, sitting or lying on the steps of monuments prohibited. New ordinance against degradation in the historic center

The mayor of Pisa has signed a new ordinance against urban decay in the historic center. Effective from August 16 to December 31, 2022.

Pisa Mayor Michele Conti has signed a new ordinance to combat urban decay in the historic center.

It will go into effect from Tuesday, Aug. 16, until next Dec. 31, and includes a ban on “sitting, lying down or sleeping on public land or in areas for public use or open to public passage, on the steps of the pedestals of statues and monuments, on thresholds, pavements, walls, steps placed on theoutside of public and private buildings as long as they attest to public area or subject to public transit, on green spaces, street furniture including bicycle racks.” The ban does not apply on benches and in the areas of public establishments or outdoor public areas, pertaining to the activity, legitimately authorized to occupy public land. Lounging or sleeping on public benches or bivouacking in public areas and areas subject to public use or public passage is also prohibited.

The ordinance is aimed at curbing those phenomena that conflict with urban decorum and livability and take the form ofimproper occupation of public and private spaces, monumental property and street furniture.

The anti-degradation ordinance will be in effect in the perimeter circumscribed by the following streets and squares in the municipal territory of Pisa.

South Pisa area:

Piazza della Stazione, Via Alfredo Catalani,Via Cesare Battisti (to Piazzale Carlo Alberto della Chiesa), Rotonda dell’Ordine del Santo Sepolcro, Via Silvio Pellico, Largo Padri della Costituzione, Piazza Sant’Antonio, Via Giuseppe Mazzini (from Piazza Sant’Antonio to Via Riccardo Zandonai), Via Riccardo Zandonai, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, Via Massimo D’Azeglio, Via Giuseppe Mazzini, Via Benedetto Croce, Piazza Chiara Gambacorti, Via Borghese, Via Filippo Turati, Via Giovanni Pascoli, Via del Cottolengo, Via Gianbattista Queirolo, Via Francesco Bonaini (from Via Cristoforo Colombo to Via Gianbattista Queirolo), Via Cristoforo Colombo, Via Corridoni (from Cristoforo Colombo to Piazza della Stazione), Via Giacomo Puccini, Via Amerigo Vespucci.

Also included are the arcades and Galleries A and B of Viale Gramsci, the arcades of the Central Station, the former Provincial Administration Building, the Italian Post Office, the Chamber of Commerce, the Keith Haring Square

North Pisa area:

Piazza Dante Alighieri, Via Santa Caterina, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, Piazza del Carmine, Via di Banchi, Via Toselli, Corso Italia.

Also included are the steps of the Church and buildings located in Piazza dei Cavalieri.

The ordinance stipulates that owners of businesses located in the enforcement area must display in their windows, and in a manner clearly visible to the public outside, a summary notice with the prohibitions covered by the ordinance.

Failure to comply with the ordinance is punishable by a fine ranging from 25 to 500 euros.

Pisa, sitting or lying on the steps of monuments prohibited. New ordinance against degradation in the historic center
Pisa, sitting or lying on the steps of monuments prohibited. New ordinance against degradation in the historic center

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