Verona has known warring factions a few times – from real life to Shakespeare – but the latest hits us right in the belly.
The city of Verona, Italy, has enacted a ban on the opening of any new restaurants that offer a majority of “ethnic” or “deep-fried” menu items.
“Thanks to this provision there will be no more openings of establishments that sell food prepared in a way that could impact the decorum of our city,” said Verona Mayor Flavio Tosi in the Telegraph. This mayor was elected as an independent after breaking from the far-right Northern League party, known to be anti-immigrant. “This protects not only our historic and architectural patrimony of the city centre, but also the tradition of typical culture of the Verona territory.”