Italian City Wants To Ban Ice Cream, Pizza and More After Midnight

Milan wants late-night ice cream eaters off its streets, with the local government proposing a new law that could take effect next month. In an effort to protect the tranquility of its residents, Milan proposed a ban on all takeout foods, including pizza, ice cream, and drinks after midnight. Deputy Mayor Marco Granelli said the city’s goal is to reach a balance between entertainment and the peace of the city’s residents. The proposal would be effective from mid-May until November and would kick in at 12:30 a.m. on weekdays and 1:30 a.m. on weekends and public holidays, applying to outdoor tables only in an effort to clear the streets. This is not the first time Milan has tried to ban food. Back in 2013, then Mayor Giuliano Pisapia tried to implement similar measures, but after a fierce public backlash, he dropped the issue.