“It is not allowed to hang locks to the railing.
As it is ruled by the municipal police, Art 112
Fine 1600 Euros to transgressors
When my daughter and I wandered over the bridge on Tuesday morning we noticed that the fence was clear of locks. Sometime, probably during the wee hours, the keep-Florence-clean committee must have come along and cleared the fence. How did they do it? Most likely with a stash of keys. How long did it take? Without a doubt, all night.
But the lovers are back. You just can’t keep them away. Already there are a couple of new locks waiting for others to join them. Even in the early morning security cars are waiting on the bridge, looking for pick pockets, protecting the jewelry stores from robberies, and guarding Cellini’s fence from those dangerous padlocks. Love is not a secure thing, I guess.