Published on : Monday, August 23, 2021
As per newspaper Stampa, from now on, Venice will be charging visitors for access and set entrance quotas from the summer of 2022.
One of the world’s top tourist destinations, this city will also require prospective visitors to reserve access in advance, as per the newspaper. At the main access points of Venice, Turnstiles will be installed of the city’s historical center.
For years, steps to control tourist inflow had been debated before COVID but stopped arrivals in 2020.
In 2021, with travel slowly coming back, the restrictions are back on the agenda, as the hotspots related to global tourism try to hold back arrivals in huge numbers and develop their experience quality for both visitors and residents.
Italy on July stopped large cruise ships from the Venice lagoon. This was done to safeguard the site from over-tourism. This might be just an initial step in the push to reinvent and control mass tourism.
Entry into Venice might cost somewhere from €3 to €10, La Stampa reported, depending on the season and on the number of tourists are expected on that day.
From the entry fee, locals, relatives of residents, and tourists who have booked in a Venice hotel will be exempted.