Venice to introduce visitor tax in latest bid to manage impact of mass tourism
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· Nick Squires, rome
31 DECEMBER 2018 • 2:11PM
Venetians have long complained that day-trippers and cruise ship passengers enjoy all that the lagoon city has to offer without making much of an economic contribution.
A rare occurrence in Venice – a couple have a corner of St Mark’s Square to themselves at sunrise CREDIT: FABIO MUZZI/GETTY
Gondolas on the Grand Canal – a classic view of Venice CREDIT: MANUEL SILVESTRI/REUTERS