Travel Daily

Venice faces charge


ONE of Europe’s most popular tourism destinatio­ns is set to introduce an entry fee for tourists in a bid to help fight the adverse effects of overtouris­m.

According to local Italian newspapers, Venice will introduce a fee of between €3-10 from the middle of 2022, depending on the season, and will require visitors to book in advance and enter the city via electronic turnstiles.

The decision by Italian lawmakers follows high-profile battles with large ship cruise lines in recent years over concerns that too many visitors are being permitted into the city at once.

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