Venice launches pilot day-tripper entry payment to deal with mass tourism | EUROtoday

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Venice on April 25, 2024 became the first city in the world to introduce an access payment system for some tourists.

Venice on April 25, 2024 turned the primary metropolis on the earth to introduce an entry fee system for some vacationers. © Marco Bertorello, AFP

Under the gaze of the world’s media, the delicate lagoon metropolis of Venice launches a pilot program Thursday to cost day-trippers a 5-euro (round $5.35) entry payment that authorities hope will discourage guests from arriving on peak days and make town extra livable for its dwindling residents.