Italy's Venice to charge admission fees for tourists
Venice council on Tuesday approved an entrance fee for visitors to help pay for the repairs at the Italian World Heritage Site, Reuters reported.
Every tourist will now have to pay 3 Euros ($3.42). The fee will rise to between 6-10 Euros, depending on whether tourists come in high or low season, starting 2020.
“This is a significant turning point in the management of Venice’s tourist flows,” said Mayor Luigi Brugnaro.
“Venice needs respect, and as is the case with museums, sports stadiums, cinemas, trains and airplanes, it needs to have planned visits... which make it sustainable both for tourists and the city,” Veneto governor Luca Zaia said.