A police spokesman told CNN: “It happened around 3pm local time. Two men, dressed in clothes, fell near the Real Bridge. They jumped into the water and swam across the Grand Canal.”
Connects to the city’s main waterways, the Grand Canal, an average depth of 16 feet, and numerous small canals. Lined by churches, palaces and hotels around, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.
Police told CNN that after the costume, they jumped into the canal, jumped, jumped, jumped, jumped, jumped, jumped, jumped, jumped.
Police spokesman said The city’s Lagunari Regiment – a branch of the Venice-based military police patrolling and maintaining discipline – began filming the two men as they swam, CNN reported. They then showed the footage to local police, who fined the tourists.
“The two men were fined € 50 each and temporarily removed from the city,” police added.
The fine on this pair was not related to the standard fine for swimming in the famous canals of Venice and the coronavirus restrictions.
The men were temporarily removed from Venice under the “DASPO Urbano” regulations, which allow authorities to remove one from a city to maintain public order.
After more than two months of strict lockdown measures aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus, Italy has begun to welcome visitors back.
Until Wednesday, people from the EU, the UK or anywhere else in the Schengen Agreement will be able to travel to Italy without having to go to quarantine, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.
CNN’s Sharon Braithwaite contributed to this article.