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Italian seaside town on Amalfi Coast bans bikinis 
London, July 05, 2013
First Published: 02:14 IST(5/7/2013)
Last Updated: 02:15 IST(5/7/2013)

An Italian seaside town of Vietri sul Mare on the Amalfi Coast has shocked locals and holidaymakers by banning women from wearing bikinis.

Francesco Benincasa, the mayor of the town, has reaffirmed a law that prohibits scantily clad visitors from the marina area of the town, the Local reported.

Those caught showing off too much flesh will face a fine ranging between £25 and £500. The town’s spokesperson Andrea Pellegrino said upholding the law, which was first introduced in 2011, is necessary “for the area’s image.”

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