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The popular European city that has a fee to enter this summer

VENICE will introduce an entrance fee of €10 to control tourist levels.

The new rule is scheduled to go into effect in June as part of a six-month pilot program.

This summer you have to pay to enter Venice.

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This summer you have to pay to enter Venice.Credit: Alamy

If successful, the fee – which amounts to around £8.10 – could become a permanent feature from January 2023.

It is understood that the fee could be lower, depending how busy the city is on the day of the visit.

The program also places a limit on how many tourists can enter the city each day.

Before Covid-19 put the tourism industry on hold, up to 30 million people regularly visited Venice each year.

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Part of the goal of the fee is to encourage tourists to stay overnight Veniceinstead of just coming for the day.

It goes without saying that those staying in Venice don’t have to pay the fee, although they already will Payment of a tourist tax included in the price of accommodation in the whole city.

And when there are too many visitors, they stop visiting for the day.

Simone Venurini, Venice Tourism Councilor, told Italian media: “To set the entrance fee, we will set a maximum threshold of 40,000 or 50,000 visitors per day.”

He had said that before Conde Nast travel magazine: “We want to reposition Venice as a place to not just visit for a few hours, but to experience for a few days, with a deeper awareness of its urban, social and cultural fabric.

“By introducing a ticketing system, we can limit the crowds, move away from the ‘day-tripper model’ that has been so damaging to the city, and hopefully win back the overnight guests who are being discouraged by overtourism.”

Since then, cruise ships have been banned from Venice as it was once a popular stopping point for cruise ships, while tourists are often fined hundreds of euros for breaking rules Sunbathing on the steps in Venice or eat a picnic.

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Last year the Italian city launched the Venice Smart Control Room, which tracks tourist behavior and hopes to control visitor numbers during the high season.

In the Smart Control Room, tourist numbers can be tracked throughout Venice by working with telecom provider TIM, and where they are from by analyzing which country their mobile phone is registered in.

Venice has been a popular stop on many cruise routes - but is now restricted

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Venice has been a popular stop on many cruise routes – but is now restrictedPhoto credit: Getty – Contributor

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