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Venice will charge entry to the city to tourists of one day

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As was generally the case in Italy for a few years those who go to the city to stay receive overnight accommodation tax, with this practice will also charge money to those who visit the city of a day.

From July that vieneVenecia prepares to charge entry to the city to tourists of one day,

city of Italy, famous for its canals in the northeast of the country.

In the news published in the local press it was reported that the Venice Municipal Council from 1 July 2020 made the decision to charge 3-8 euros to those whose residence is not in the city.

It was reported that this rate will be increased by 2021 to be practiced between 6-10 euros.

According to this the price will be practiced by the high rate in case you have entered the city in the crowded times or the extension of the time that will be spent in the city.

As was generally the case in Italy for a few years those who go to the city to stay receive overnight accommodation tax, with this practice will also charge money to those who visit the city of a day.

In the News published in the Italian press it was emphasized that the annual tourist accommodation capacity of the city is about 20 million but hosts visitors much more than this figure.

For some time now the authorities of Venice have been promoting a series of regulations on the main industry of the city, tourism. These regulations seek, above all, to encourage the arrival of travellers who stay in the city, and who do not pass only through the day, as in the case of cross-border travellers. For example, cruise ships no longer pass through the historic front of the city and dock further. Certain areas of Venice are also closed to tourists at certain times of the year so as not to interfere with the activity of local inhabitants. But for this year more changes are expected and one is quite radical as a measure: charging a fee to those who only pass through the city for the day.

The measure seeks to charge a tax, not yet determined but that could go from 2 to 10 euros, only for those tourists who arrive in the day, and do not stay in the city. That way, you look for one side to raise more. But on the other hand, the aim is to encourage the arrival of travellers who stay longer, and who have the most economic impact in Venice, as they spend on hotels and local shops.

And how many tourists are we talking about? The calculation of the city is that every year about 24 million of them pass through the city only for the day. And that, especially the days when big cruises arrive, they fill the city and even make it quite difficult to walk around it. Even if the measure dismisses the visit to Venice and the number of tourists per day falls, we talk about a lot of money.

The new regulations are quite controversial. Local traders fear that they will be too strict and scare off too many tourists, and eventually impact the economy of restaurants and hotels.

Nor is it clear whether the new regulations will save the urban life of Venice, affected by the gradual decline in the number of inhabitants due to the rise in the cost of living and rents. Today Venice has less than 60 thousand permanent inhabitants, against 200 thousand 40 years ago. It is estimated that by 2030 there will be almost no permanent residents in Venice. At that point, we’ll talk about a large tourist park erected in what was once a city.

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