Venice Takes Stand Against Over tourism: Introduces Day-Trip Entry Fees

Venice, a city renowned for its beauty and history, faces a daunting challenge: mass tourism. The rise of tourists, day trippers and long stay guests brought a negative effect on the city due to less roads and basic services available. To address this pressing issue, Venice has embarked on a pioneering initiative: daily visit fee of entrance. It is believed that this paradigm-changing approach will be successful in harmonizing the preservation of the city’s cultural past together with a newly created alternative and ecological type of tourism.

As of next week, day tourists to Venice will be charged with a euro five ticket, which significantly differs from the preceding practices of the city being free-entry. By means of directed inspection of key entrance points throughout the UNESCO world heritage site, the tickets will be enforced by inspectors.