Tourists Could Pay Entry to Visit Venice – Italy
The measure would take effect on June 1 next year. As stipulated, visitors must reserve their stay and enter through turnstiles located at the entrances to the historic center of the city.
Although the measure was to begin to apply on January 1, 2022, it will take effect on June 1. The entrance to the canals of Venice for tourists arriving in Italy will have a cost from 2022, if the initiative to charge entrance to visitors to enter the city is successful. The measure is due to the excessive increase in tourism.
Pay Entry to Visit Venice: The Cost are Between 3 and 10 euros
The idea of the authorities with this measure, which was postponed twice, is for tourists to book their stay and enter through turnstiles, located at the main access points to the historic center.
Although the measure was to begin to be applied on January 1, 2022, it will enter into force on June 1, according to the Italian media, although next September it will begin to be tested in a specific area of the city with the four models of turnstiles. that are being tested.
If the measure is successful, Venice will be the first city in the world with planned and paid entry, which could cost between 3 and 10 euros, depending on the day and the number of people expected.
The tests will begin in September on the island of Tronchetto, where the local police command is located and the place from where the entire territory is digitally controlled, according to the newspaper El País of Madrid
This measure is intended to be adopted after people from 136 different countries arrived in the first ten days of August, most of them foreign tourists, with peaks of 85,000 on August 5 and 80,000 on August 18, while in the rest between 50 and 60,000, although still far from the pre-pandemic figures.
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