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New entrance fee to get to see Venice

To the summer, it will no longer be free for tourists to visit Venice city centre no matter how short or long stay. From 1 July 2019, all visitors to the city are forced to pay a tax in the form of an entrance fee to get to take part of the historic monuments.

hope that the new revenues will improve both the city's residents and future tourists.

– the Tax for tourists is the low of the day. We will establish a balanced and common law that protects those who live, study and work in the area, " says Luigi Brugnaro.

The Italian government has approved the entrance fee, as decided by the rulers of the city and a day trip will cost between 2.5 to 10 € depending on the season, writes The Guardian.

Venice's want guests to stay to pay a ”övernattningsskatt”, and similar taxes which the to be introduced on the island of Elba and in different parts of Sicily and in Tuscany.

in recent years, Venice's population protested several times against the tourism industry. They argue that the high number of visitors is damaging their quality of life and the environment. After the second world war, the population of the city reduced from 175.000 to 55.000 writing, The Guardian.

In november 2018, paralysed, Italy of heavy storms and Venice was hit particularly hard by both the severe floods and deaths.

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