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Venice Plans to Start Charging a Tourist Entry Fee

You might need a reservation to visit Venice next summer

Rachel
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Rachel
8/24/2021
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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 is full of great food, culture, history and very romantic!

It's no wonder why it is such a popular tourist destination. However, Venice wants to start regulating the number of tourists who visit, meaning a trip to the famous city could look a lot different next 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 August 1st, when the city banned large cruise ships from docking in its harbors.

The newest plan is to start charging an entry fee to tourists by the beginning of summer 2022. The city also wants to set a maximum number of tourists allowed to enter each day, which most likely means that you will need to make a reservation in advance, though the specifics have yet to be outlined.

A proposed fee of between $4 and $12 will be charged daily — depending on the season and number of visitors. Residents and their relatives, and tourists who have hotel reservations inside the city, are likely to be exempt from the entry fee.

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

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