From 16JAN 2023, day visitors to Venice will have to pay to enter the city, making Venice the first city in the world to require an entrance fee, reports CNN.
The new system incorporates ‘surge’ pricing, with the fee ranging from 3 to 10 euros (CAD $4.03 to $13.43) based on the current level of demand – the more requests for entry, the higher the cost. An online portal to buy entry tickets will be unveiled in the fall.
Tourists who stay overnight are exempt from the fee as they pay a tourist tax for their accommodations. Other exemptions for the day trip fee include residents, homeowners, young children, disabled people, and sporting or cultural event attendees, among others.CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY