The aim was to find "a new balance between the rights of those who live, study or work in Venice and those who visit the city," Venice tourism councillor Simone Venturini said. It is not a money-making move, he added, saying the fee would only cover the cost of administering the scheme. Tourists walk during a new heatwave as temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius in some cities, in Venice, Italy August 22, 2023. Visitors have meanwhile poured back into Venice, with outsiders often vastly outnumbering the roughly 50,000 residents of the city centre, overwhelming its narrow alleys. Overtourism has long been a problem for the fragile lagoon city.
Mar 21 2023