Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019

Venice will charge an entry fee for every person who entering into their country


IllustrationIllustration - Venice is one of the tourist destinations in Italy which is the destination of almost all the world's population. But now the city that is well-known for its canals will apply entry fees for visiting tourists. The plan, the fees collected by the city government of Venice ranged from 2.5-5 Euros per person, depending on the season they come.

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Even if the tourists are 'crowded' season, the costs can be up to EUR 10 per person. This is true for anyone visiting Venice, even if only in a matter of hours. The Mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, said this policy is fair enough for the city and residents of Venice. "This income will later be used for city cleaning costs which are often crowded by millions of tourists" said Luigi Brugnaro, as quoted from republlica, Monday, December 31st 2018.

As one of the world class tourist destinations, Venice is one of the cities in the world terrorized by theovertourism. In February 2017, Venice is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are considered endangered. Seeing this threat the city government does not remain silent, a number of efforts have been made by the government to overcome the overtourism’s problem. One of them is to limit the number of rooms in the inn.

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In August 2018, the City of Venice also set new rules regarding shipping on their canal lines, the Grand Canal. This regulation does not apply to residents or business owners of gondola around the canal lane, but they may only use their boats during the day.


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