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Overcrowded Venice to introduce tax on tourists from next summer

“The aim is to improve the quality of life of residents,” says mayor

10.10.2019

“The aim is to improve the quality of life of residents,” says mayor

Venice is to introduce a tax on tourists from next summer, the city’s authorities have announced.

The aim of the controversial tax is to make the millions of day-trippers who descend on La Serenissima each year contribute to the upkeep of the lagoon city.

The charge will also apply to islands in the Venetian lagoon such as Murano, famous for its glass-blowing workshops.

The tax will apply to tourists who arrive by coach, cruise ship, water taxi, plane or train.

Read more: The Telegraph

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