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Venice mayor outraged at surfers motoring down Grand Canal

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Two tourists were caught speeding down Venice's Grand Canal on motor-powered surfboards. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro shared a video of them on Facebook and promised free dinner to anyone who could identify them. After being identified, the pair's surfboards were confiscated and they were fined 1,500 euros each.
1 month ago·Venice, Italy

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Surfers on Venice's Grand Canal invoke mayor's wrath

Videos of two foil surfers whizzing along the city's busiest canal have sparked outrage online.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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Venice fines 'imbecile' tourists for surfing down the Grand Canal

ROME - Two foreign tourists who sped down Venice's famous Grand Canal on motorised surf boards have been identified and fined, city authorities said. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro called the culprits "imbeciles" after they were filmed on the waterway on Wednesday, and offered a restaurant dinner to anyone who could identify them. It did not take local police long to track them down, fine

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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The GuardianThe Guardian

Venice mayor hunts for ‘idiots’ filmed surfing along Grand Canal

Luigi Brugnaro offers dinner to anyone who can locate duo who ‘make a mockery of this city’The mayor of Venice has said he is on the hunt for the “two overbearing idiots” who were filmed gliding along the Grand Canal on motorised foil surfboards.The young men were spotted dodging gondolas and waterbuses as they navigated Venice’s main thoroughfare on Thursday morning, with the scene being recorded by several astonished onlookers.Continue reading…

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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The IndependentThe Independent

Venice mayor hits out at ‘idiot’ tourists for surfing along Grand Canal as two fined

Venice’s mayor had offered dinner to anyone who could locate those ‘making a mockery of the city’

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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Video Shows Tourists Surfing On Venice's Grand Canal, Mayor Calls Them "Idiots"

The two surfers were arrested and fined $1,530 each. They were also expelled from the city and their surfboards confiscated.

1 month ago·New Delhi, India
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USA TodayUSA Today

Tourist surfers sped down Venice's Grand Canal. They were fined and condemned by the mayor

Two tourists who sped down Venice's Grand Canal on motorized surf boards Wednesday have been heavily fined and the boards have been confiscated.

1 month ago·United States
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