Spending the day in Venice, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, will soon cost a few extra euros for visitors not staying overnight.
Venice’s City Council approved a visitors’ tax on day-trippers this week. Venice officials say the tax is meant to generate revenue for public services that cost more to provide in the lagoon city, such as rubbish collection and the cleaning of public areas.
Day-trippers will be charged a daily tax of 3 euros ($4.78) for the rest of 2019, starting at a date in May still to be determined. The charge would double next year.
But it also would vary on low- and high-traffic days beginning in 2020, with the tax ranging from 3 euros to 10 euros.