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Princess Cruising => Cruising Chatter => Topic started by: Host Mike on January 01, 2019, 07:57:46 PM



Title: Venice to charge day trippers up to $11 to visit
Post by: Host Mike on January 01, 2019, 07:57:46 PM
"A trip to the already pricey city of Venice, Italy, will now leave your wallet even emptier than before. Venetian officials have announced plans to charge day visitors up to $11 (€10) to enter."

"Over the busy May Day weekend, the local government restricted the movement of visitors and implemented moves to separate the tourists and locals wandering the city center."

"But a Venetian gondolier, who says his name is Cuba, tells CNN he's not convinced the move addresses the real problems associated with overtourism in Venice.
"Entering Venice will be like entering into a museum, I don't think the measure will help the problem of transforming Venice into a Disneyland, with fake glass shops and piazza sellers replacing the old 'bottega' or artisan shops," he says.:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/venice-tourist-tax-day-trippers/index.html

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Title: Re: Venice to charge day trippers up to $11 to visit
Post by: RichC on January 04, 2019, 06:57:09 AM
Maybe we should start charging Italian visitors a fee to visit US ports?