Weird foreign laws that could cost you hundreds

Weird foreign laws that could cost you hundreds
Weird foreign laws that could cost you hundreds

If you're traveling to Italy this summer, beware that laws in this boot-shaped country are city-specific and include restrictions on building sandcastles, feeding pigeons and kissing in a moving car.

And these are only several examples of 150 "public security" laws enacted throughout Italy since Silvio Berlusconi, the country's prime minister, granted local councils more power.

Earlier this month, Vigevano, a small town on the outskirts of Milan, fined a surprised young couple $206 each after they sat on the steps of a local monument, according to Britain's Daily Telegraph.

Feeding the pigeons in Venice, or Bergamo, meanwhile, comes with hefty fines of $645 and $430, respectively.

These unusual regulations show that researching the country you're traveling to not only requires reading up on local museums, hotels and eateries, but also educating yourself about regional laws and customs.