Italy’s Venice to charge admission fees for tourists

People watch a water parade marking the beginning of carnival season, along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri - RC1E0EAFFE50

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Venice council has voted to impose an entrance fee for visitors to help pay for the upkeep of the much-visited World Heritage Site in a first for an Italian city. Around 25 million tourists pour into the lagoon city each year, of whom around 14 million spend just one day there. […]

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