Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

Venice to charge visitors to enter city

 Comments
Venice to charge visitors to enter city
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

Italy's newly-approved budget includes the introduction of an entrance tax for tourists who visit Venice.

At present visitors pay a charge of one euro-fifty-cents each for every night spent in a hotel or rented apartment. The new measure authorises the city to replace that with an entrance tax, meaning that anyone who visits the city for a day or even just a few hours, will also have to pay.

It's estimated that the new system will be worth around 50 million euros a year, up from the present 30 million a year.

In 2017 over ten million tourists spent at least one night in a hotel. If daytrippers are included that figure goes up to 27 million visitors.