Tourists to Venice will soon have to pay an entry fee as the city moves to better handle 'overtourism'

Aug 24, 2021 536

BY: Juliana Kaplan

Starting next year, visitors to Venice will reportedly need to prepare to pay for entry - and even make reservations in advance. As first reported by Italian newspaper La Stampa, the historic Italian city wants to enact measures to ease the inflow of tourists as it grapples with what The Times calls "overtourism."

Bloomberg reports that the city will enact quotas beginning in the summer of 2022, when fees will also start kicking in. It'll reportedly cost between three and 10 euros - around $3.50 to $12 - to gain access to the city (the fee will be season-dependent, according to CNBC). Visitors will have to pass through turnstiles to enter, according to multiple reports.

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