Venice warns tourists about greedy gulls

Venice has put up notices warning tourists about greedy seagulls in the lagoon city.

The signs, in Italian and English, advise tourists not to get too close to the increasingly aggressive animals, or feed them.

The warnings have come after a series of incidents in which gulls have swooped down to pluck burgers and other food from tourists’ hands.

Venice city council has also advised tourists to keep to city ordinances against sitting down and eating pizza, burgers or chips on the steps of the city.

The council said the birds had become “ever more aggressive”.