This past Easter weekend there was a tourist stampede in the historical lagoon city of Venice. Two drunken visitors were caught while dancing in the street – naked – near the famous Rialto Bridge. These occurrences have propelled the local authorities to again suggest charging those who are arriving to sight see for only one day. Day-trippers to Venice may be charged to enter the floating city in the future.
Approximately 125,000 people visited the city on Easter Sunday and about an additional 95,000 on Easter Monday. This volume of people caused severe congestion in the city’s narrow alleyways. There were extremely long queues at popular attractions and of course many frustrated locals.
A sustainable solution is needed