• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Italy | Inundated with tourists, Venice to start charging day visitors fee to enter WH-listed city

Tourists, be warned. The so-called floating city of Venice is about to start charging a fee for day trippers, and only those with a prior reservation will be allowed to enter.

City officials have tried to tamp down on Venice’s mushrooming crowds with varying degrees of success in recent years. UNESCO contemplated putting Venice on its list of endangered World Heritage Sites in 2021, writing that “the continued deteriorating effects of human intervention, combined with climate change on the vulnerable lagoon ecosystem, threaten to result in irreversible change.”

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