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Venice will charge tourists up to 10 euro for short-stays

The new tax will bring in about €50m annually to the municipality

  • January 05, 2019 17:00
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
Medium venezia
Source: Venice Municipality

Venice has won approval to introduce an entry fee of up to €10 for short-stay tourists. Italy's budget for 2019 has a clause enabling Venice to impose the fee, targeting day-trippers arriving on cruise ships. Tourists already pay a similar "landing tax" when they visit the Italian island. Hundreds of cruise ships moor in Venice every year, allowing over a million passengers to see the city's sights.

Venice will charge tourists up to 10 euro for short-stays

Venetians have long complained that mass tourism is swamping the city, adored for its picturesque canals. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said that the "landing tax" would generate much-needed income to keep the city clean. It is expected to be set at €2.50 to €5 per person, but at peak times in the summer it could rise to €10. Venice plans to have the tax in place for the 2019 high season. The new tax will bring in about €50m annually.

Source: Venice Municipality