Venice will be able next summer to pay a ticket of entry to all its visitors, a fee of 2.5 to 10 euros depending the season to be used to limit the mass tourism that is suffocating the city. The measure introduced in the finance act Italian, finally adopted on Saturday, provides that Venice will be able to from July is “adopt in its own budget measures (…) a contribution to landing” as it already exists in the aeolian islands or Lampedusa (Sicily).

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– Already dubbed by the media “fee landing”, this contribution will apply to all visitors, whether they go or not the night on the Serene, which represents about 30 million people each year. It aims first day tourists who do not pay the tourist tax, payable per person and per night, and paid to hotel owners or landlords of rented accommodation.

“The costs to clean up the historic centre and for its security are special and have been supported for years by the Venetians”

Luigi Brugnaro, mayor of Venice

these include clients of cruise ship passengers, including some 600 ships giants make a stop each year in the City of the Doges. But the airlines or the tour operators will also be able to pass the new tax on their tickets. “We will look at a regulation that is balanced and shared preserves all those who study and work on our territory”, said on Twitter the mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro (centre right).

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According to the first estimates of the municipality, the tax could net up to € 50 million per year. “The costs to clean up the historic centre and for its security are special and have been supported for years by the Venetians,” pointed out Luigi Brugnaro (centre right), quoted Monday by the daily La Repubblica. “Thank you to all those who now will help keep Venice clean, allowing the Venetians to live more adequately”, he added.

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