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Venice begins to charge visitors

Attractive, female tourist enjoys the view to the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and Canale Grande in Venice, Italy
Authorities have announced new rules to come into force in January. Getty Images / iStockphoto

Tourists planning to visit Venice on the day will need to book and pay. According to new rules to help increasingly historic cities managemillion visitors, each is up to $ 10.50, often surpassing the local population.

Authorities have announced new rules to come into force on Friday, January, according to a report of.

Tourists who do not stay at a hotel or look for other accommodation will sign up online on the day of their visit and pay a fee ranging from $ 3 to $ 10.50 per day. is needed. Said. Ignoring the new rules will result in a fine of $ 300 or more.

More than 80% of visitors to Venice arrive only on that day — more than 30,000-40,000 people per day,Bloomberg reported. In 2019, the number of “day trippers” to the city exceeded 19 million.

Last year, the Italian government approved a measure to banlarge cruise shipsin the Venetian lagoon last year.