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Venice to start charging €5 entry fee for tourists

You'll need a reservation to visit Venice this year

Rachel
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Rachel
15/01/2022
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Pirates, we all love Venice — and for good reason! It makes for the perfect European city break. Easy and cheap to reach, it's full of great food, culture, history and very romantic!

It's no wonder why it's such a popular tourist destination.

However, as we reported last summer and now confirmed by Euronews, Venice is to start regulating the number of tourists who visit with an entry fee, meaning a trip to the famous city could look a lot different this summer.

Read on to learn more!

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Pre-pandemic, Venice attracted 23 million tourists each year.

Everyone knows that Venice is slowly sinking, but the city itself is also losing some of its charm year after year as residents are being pushed out by high rent prices and noisy crowds.

Venice is fighting back with a few new regulations, the most recent was 1 August 2021 when the city banned large cruise ships from docking in its harbours.

The newest plan is to start charging an entry fee of €5 to tourists for a daily pass to enter the city.

The charge is set to be introduced over the next few weeks (the exact date hasn't been set yet).

Turnstiles will be installed at the city’s entry points to implement the system along with 500 cameras in the city centre to search for non-ticketed tourists who may have snuck in.

Residents, workers and students who travel to the city every day should hopefully be exempt.

What do you think, pirates? Do you think this is a good idea? Let us know in the comments!

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