German tourists fined $790 for swimming in Venice’s Grand Canal


A pair of German tourists who swam in Venice’s Grand Canal have been fined $790 and removed from the city, Italian police told CNN Friday.

“It happened Wednesday afternoon around 3:00 pm local time. The two men undressed near the Rialto bridge, leaving their clothes there. They jumped into the water and swam, crossing the Grand Canal,” a police spokesperson told CNN.


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