|Bolzano bell fight looms|
Lie- in lovers irked by chime- happy friars
(ANSA) - Bolzano, October 17 - Sleep-deprived residents of this northern Italian town have hired a lawyer to try to stop local friars disturbing their Sunday lie-ins with fusillades of bell-ringing.
Experts have carried out ''sound pollution tests'' within earshot of the friars' church and tallied the number of bell tolls at 7 a.m. on a recent Sunday at 96, local daily Alto Adige reported on Friday.
''We will try to find the most suitable juridical way to induce the friars to tone down their ringing,'' lawyer Stefano D'Apolito told the paper.
The sleepy-Sunday lovers said they would agree to a ''reasonable number of peals at a more reasonable time''.
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