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Italy | Overrun with tourists—especially on cruise ships—city opens door to charging entrance fee

If you want to visit Venice this year, you will have to pay to play. The floating city could now charge tourists an extra €10 ($12) per day to visit its romantic winding streets and canals and to see its historic sites and museums.

As a part of its 2019 budget that was released last weekend, the Italian government included a clause stating that Venice may charge short-stay tourists seeking to enter the Italian city. The tax should be implemented by this year’s high season, which begins in late spring. It is expected to range between €2.50 and €5 ($2.85 and $5.70) per person, but during peak summer tourism, it could rise to €10 ($12).

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