Dear to the hearts of tourists visiting Rome are its picturesque piazzas dotted with cafés and restaurants, charming spots where they can enjoy a coffee or aperitif while taking in the architecture and local culture.

But the five main piazzas in the city’s historical center are overflowing with tables, city officials say, causing them to crack down and establish quotas for how many tables each restaurant and bar can set outside.

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Photo Credit: Tourists relax at an outdoor cafe in Rome, Italy. EuroCheapo / Flickr