Venice's tourist day-tripper tax finally has a roll out date. It will target the kind of in-and-out visitors who don't stay in hotels, such as those coming off of cruise ships.
Authorities in the Italian canal city of Venice say a tax on day-trippers will start being charged on July 1, 2020.
Authorities said Wednesday that the level of the tax will be decided closer to the date, but a law establishing it set a range of 3-10 euros ($3.30-$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 neighboring provinces.
Exceptions will be made for those visiting Venice for work, study or family reasons.
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Photo credit: Tourists crowd St Mark's Square in Venice. Luca Bruno / Associated Press