Keep this in mind now if you ever visit the beaches in Italy, which you may receive a nice present if you attempt to save a spot with your towel.

Italian authorities are cracking down on a seaside menace: beach seat-savers. The country’s coastguard in Livorno in Tuscany is stepping up seizures of umbrellas, towels, and other beach gear that visitors throw down to claim a prime spot on the sand ahead of time. It says it will charge them €200 ($222) to reclaim the…

via Italy will now fine those obnoxious tourists who save spots on the beach with their towels — Quartz