Authorities in the Italian canal city of Venice say a tax on day-trippers will start being charged from 1 July next year. The tax was announced nearly a year ago but its implementation was delayed as officials needed to work out on how it would be paid and enforced.
Authorities said that the level of the tax will be decided closer to the date, but a law establishing it set a range of EUR 3- EUR 10 (USD 3.30-USD 11) a day. Visitors staying overnight already pay a tax as part of their accommodation charge.
In the coming months, city officials will announce details of how visitors can pay the tax, with efforts focused on pre-payments over the internet or in neighbouring provinces. Exceptions will be made for those visiting Venice for work, study or family reasons.