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Venice Implements New Tourist Restrictions

Venice has introduced new regulations to limit the impact of over-tourism, including banning loudspeakers and capping tour group sizes at 25 people. These measures aim to protect the historic city's environment and quality of life for residents. Venice also implemented a five euro daily entry fee and banned cruise ships to combat the effects of mass tourism.
Venice has introduced new regulations to limit the impact of over-tourism, including banning loudspeakers and capping tour group sizes at 25 people.

These measures aim to protect the historic city's delicate environment and preserve the quality of life for its residents.

Earlier this year, Venice implemented a five euro daily entry fee and banned cruise ships from docking in 2021.

The city, known for its picturesque canals, is one of Europe's top tourist destinations.

With a population of around 250,000, Venice saw over 13 million visitors in 2019.

Although visitor numbers have decreased since the pandemic, they are expected to surpass pre-pandemic levels soon.

The exodus of local residents has raised concerns about tourists overwhelming the city.

Ocio, a citizens' association, reported that there are more tourist beds available than those for residents in the historic quarter.

The new rules follow a warning from Unesco experts last year, who considered adding Venice to the list of world heritage sites in danger due to climate change and mass tourism.

While the city was not added to the list, Unesco acknowledged Venice's efforts to mitigate these issues through anti-flooding systems and measures to reduce tourism's impact.
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