Venice entry fee 'useless and damaging' - tourism min

'Do we want to become tourist-repelling country?' asks Centinaio

(ANSA) - Rome, February 5 - Venice's proposed new entry fee for tourists is "useless and damaging", Tourism Minister Gian Marco Centinaio said Tuesday.
    The proposed fee to enter the lagoon city will be three euros for all until the end of this year and then six euros for ordinary days, eight for red letter days and 10 for black letter days, council sources have said.
    Tourists will have to book entry from 2022 to avoid "complications".
    "It's a useless and damaging measure," said Centinaio.
    "Do we want to become a tourist-repelling country?"