Venice may in the future charge a kind of entrance fee from tourists. The revised draft budget the Italian government approved on Sunday by the Parliament in Rome. Tourists could then have to pay according to season € 2.50 up to a maximum of 10 Euro for the visit to the city.
The measure should relate only to day-trippers. Hotel guests, however, as in the past, a local tax. To pay the new amount might be about the means of transport such as buses or cruise ships, which bring the travelers to the city.
For years, the high tourist tries to Venice with different strategies to bring traffic under control. It would now be “checked and balanced” rules, the “protect those who in our region to live, study or work,” tweeted Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro.