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A HOLIDAY hotspot in Europe is set to ban tourists from using suitcases in the heart of its old town.

The mayor of Dubrovnik in Croatia has told tourists they won't be able to roll their wheely suitcases as part of a clampdown on noise in the city.

Last week, Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković started a war on noise after locals complained about hearing suitcases dragged through the city late at night.

Tourists visiting Dubrovnik this summer will be required to carry their suitcases as they walk through the city's old town.

And from November, work will begin on a designated area where holidaymakers will be asked to leave their luggage before entering the old town.

Tourists will have to pay for it to be taken to their hotel as well.

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In an article in the Croatian newspaper, Jutarnji List, Mayor Franković said: "They will leave their bags at the designated point, and we will, of course, for a fee, bring their things to the address where they will stay.

"This is just the beginning, the ultimate goal is to create a logistics center within the airport, after which all the luggage will be Dubrovnik visitors to be transported from Ćilipo directly to the guests' addresses."

Brits with luggage that doesn't have wheels won't be affected, so backpacks and duffels will still be allowed.

The holiday hotspot also recently released a short video all about the dos and don'ts of visiting the city.

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Holidaymakers were reminded not to walk their pets without a leash, climb monuments or walk around the city centre without a top on.

The video is being shown on Croatian Airlines flights and cruise ships in a bid to educate visitors.

And Dubrovnik isn't the only holiday hotspot that's been introducing strict new rules for tourists.

Foreigners have been warned that they must not wear flip-flops or sandals if they're walking along the coastline of Cinque Terre.

According to Italian newspaper Repubblica, the warning came from the national park authority in 2019, after they'd been forced to rescue a number of tourists who found themselves stranded on the tricky footpaths.

Meanwhile, in Sorrento, wearing swimwear in public, as well as being topless, was banned last summer, with the mayor declaring it to be part of "widespread indecorous behaviour".

Massimo Coppola believes that bare flesh on show in his town upsets the locals and has now introduced a hefty fine for anyone showing off their body.

Anyone with too much skin on show in Sorrento could be slapped with a £425 fine.

And some places in Spain have introduced strict public swimwear rules.

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