Sumary of Venice set to charge Britons up to €10 to enter after cruise ship ban – ‘I will pass’:
- Venice plans to charge €10 to those visitors who wish to spend their holidays in the Italian city.
- However, if travellers visit the city during the low season, the fee could be reduced to €3.This is the latest measure the city has adopted after banning cruises on August 1.The new rule, which will come into effect on June 1, 2022, has been highly criticised.
- Culture Minister Dario Franceschini explained this is mainly “to avoid the concrete risk” of being added to the list of “world heritage in danger” by Unesco.
- More than 25 million people visit Venice every year, a number that has become unsustainable for the city.
- Environmentalists have been fighting for years as the thousands of tourists that enter Venice every day damage the city and its marine environment.