But here’s a hot savings tip if you’re headed to Venice. If you want to avoid a shock bill, maybe don’t sit down in public.
The northeastern Italian city’s council is currently considering a proposal that would see people slapped with a 500 Euro fine for parking their backsides in an undesignated spot. (Basically anywhere there isn’t already a chair or bench.)
The plan, hatched by Mayor Luigi Brugnaro and due to be voted on in October, is part of a wider initiative designed to ease tourist congestion in the already-crowded canal city.
Though just 55,000 people call Venice home, more than 20 million pour in each year to see world-famous sights like the St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Grand Canal.
“The aim is to create more of a deterrent to people who think they can come to the city of Venice and do what they want, not respecting the city, urban decorum, and public safety,” Mayor Brugnaro told The Independent.