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Drinking in Rome by night

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Rome City Council issued an Ordinance that prohibits the sale and consumption of alcohol at night in certain areas of the City, which will be in effect from July 7 until October 31, 2017. Consumers who violate the Ordinance will be subject to fines of € 150.


Drinking in Rome by night

YEAR 2017

1) Ordinance

On July 5, 2017, Rome City Council – Mayor Virginia Raggi – issued an Ordinance (no. 103) regarding the sale and consumption of alcohol at night in certain areas of the City, which will be in effect from July 7 until October 31, 2017. The ordinance was passed in order to curtail acts of vandalism and disturbance of the peace related to the excessive use of alcoholic beverages.

2) Prohibitions

The Ordinance is effective seven days a week and prohibits:

1) the sale of alcoholic beverages (including hard liquors/spirits) from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (this prohibition concerns all establishments selling or serving food and drink, takeaways, and vending machines);

2) the consumption of alcoholic beverages (including hard liquors/spirits) in glass containers on public streets from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.; n1

3) the consumption of alcoholic beverages (including hard liquors/spirits) on public streets from midnight to 7 a.m.;

4) serving alcoholic beverages (including hard liquors/spirits) from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.(this prohibition concerns all establishments serving food and drink, private clubs, and vending machines).

For clarification, the above means that:

you can drink alcohol in glass containers on the streets or buy take-away alcoholic beverages only until 10 p.m.;

 you can drink alcohol on the streets until midnight provided that your drink it is not in a glass container (after midnight drinking on the streets is prohibited regardless of the container);

 you can be served an alcoholic drink in a bar/restaurant/pub, etc. only until 2 a.m..

3) Areas

The provision concerns the following areas of the City: historical area of the City (via del Teatro Marcello, Piazza Venezia, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza della trinità dei Monti, etc.), Castro Pretorio, Esquilino, Isola Tiberina, banchine del Tevere, Campo de’ Fiori, piazza Navona, Monti, Celio, Trastevere, Testaccio, Prati, San Lorenzo, Piazza Bologna, Pigneto, Torpignattara, Ostiense, Piazzale Flaminio, Piazza Fiume, Ponte Milvio, Tor di Quinto, Via del Porto Fluviale, Via del Gazometro, Via delle Tre Fontane, Viale dell’Umanesimo, Viale G. Marconi, Via Oderisi da Gubbio, Via dei Colli Portuensi, Via Portuense, Via Isacco Newton, Viale Alessandrino, Via dei Castani, Via delle Capannelle, Lungomare di Ostia, and many others. Click here (see pages 4-8) for a detailed list of the streets.

4) Fines

Consumers who violate the Ordinance will be subject to fines of € 150, while those who sell the alcoholic beverages can be fined € 280.

5) Notice

All businesses concerned are required to put up a notice (in five languages), inside the establishment as well as at the entrance and exit, informing the public of the provisions contained in the Ordinance.


YEAR 2016

1) Ordinance

On August 1, 2016, Rome City Council – Mayor Virginia Raggi – issued an Ordinance regarding the sale and consumption of alcohol at night in certain areas of the City, which will be in effect until October 31, 2016. The ordinance was passed in order to curtail acts of vandalism and disturbance of the peace related to the excessive use of alcoholic beverages.

2) Prohibitions

The Ordinance is effective seven days a week and prohibits:

1) the sale of alcoholic beverages (including hard liquors/spirits) from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (this prohibition concerns all establishments selling or serving food and drink, takeaways, and vending machines);

2) the consumption of alcoholic beverages (including hard liquors/spirits) in glass containers on public streets from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.; n1

3) the consumption of alcoholic beverages (including hard liquors/spirits) on public streets from midnight to 7 a.m.;

4) serving alcoholic beverages (including hard liquors/spirits) from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.(this prohibition concerns all establishments serving food and drink, private clubs, and vending machines).

For clarification, the above means that:

you can drink alcohol in glass containers on the streets or buy take-away alcoholic beverages only until 10 p.m.;

 you can drink alcohol on the streets until midnight provided that your drink it is not in a glass container (after midnight drinking on the streets is prohibited regardless of the container);

 you can be served an alcoholic drink in a bar/restaurant/pub, etc. only until 2 a.m..

3) Areas

The provision concerns the following areas of the City: Castro Pretorio, Esquilino, Isola Tiberina, banchine del Tevere, Campo de’ Fiori, piazza Navona, Monti, Celio, Trastevere, Testaccio, Prati, San Lorenzo, Piazza Bologna, Pigneto, Torpignattara, Ostiense, Piazzale Flaminio, Piazza Fiume, Ponte Milvio, Tor di Quinto, Via del Porto Fluviale, Via del Gazometro, Via delle Tre Fontane, Viale dell’Umanesimo, Viale G. Marconi, Via Oderisi da Gubbio, Via dei Colli Portuensi, Via Portuense, Via Isacco Newton, Viale Alessandrino, Via dei Castani, Via delle Capannelle, Lungomare di Ostia, and many others. Click here (see pages 3-8) for a detailed list of the streets.

4) Fines

Consumers who violate the Ordinance will be subject to fines of € 150, while those who sell the alcoholic beverages can be fined € 280.


YEAR 2015

1) Ordinance

On June 12, 2015, Rome City Council issued an Ordinance regarding the sale and consumption of alcohol at night in certain areas of the City, which will be in effect until October 31, 2015. The ordinance was passed in order to curtail acts of vandalism and disturbance of the peace related to the excessive use of alcoholic beverages.

2) Prohibitions

The Ordinance is effective seven days a week and prohibits:

1) the sale of alcoholic beverages for take-away purposes both in all establishments selling food and drink and from vending machines from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.;

2) the consumption of alcoholic beverages in glass containers on public streets from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.; n1

3) the consumption of alcoholic beverages on public streets from midnight to 7 a.m.;

4) serving alcoholic beverages from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m..

For clarification, the above means that:

you can drink alcohol in glass containers on the streets or buy take-away alcoholic beverages only until 10 p.m.;

 you can drink alcohol on the streets until midnight provided that your drink it is not in a glass container (after midnight drinking on the streets is prohibited regardless of the container);

 you can be served an alcoholic drink in a bar/restaurant/pub, etc. only until 2 a.m..

3) Areas

The provision concerns the following areas of the City: Castro Pretorio, Esquilino, Stazione Termini, Isola Tiberina, banchine del Tevere, Campo de’ Fiori, piazza Navona, Monti, Celio, Trastevere, Testaccio, Prati, Montesacro, San Lorenzo, Stazione Tiburtina, piazza Bologna, Pigneto, Marranella, Torpignattara, Ostiense, Ostia e Ponte Milvio. Click here for a detailed list of the streets. With a second Ordinance, dated August 7, 2015, Rome City Council extended the above listed prohibitions to the following areas: Municipio 3, 4 and 15. Click here for a detailed list of the streets (see pag. 3).

4) Fines

Consumers who violate the Ordinance will be subject to fines of € 150, while those who sell the alcoholic beverages can be fined € 280.

The Roman Municipality has printed flyers in Italian and English to inform the public, especially tourists, of the Ordinance.

n1 On public streets means outside in public places (parks, squares, sidewalks, etc.).
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