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Tackling Over-Tourism: Como Considers Tourist Tax for Foreign Visitors

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The city of Como, located in the northern part of Italy, is introducing a tourist tax system.

Lake Como / Photo=Flickr

According to Euronews, the city of Como, Italy, is considering imposing a tourist tax on foreign tourists to address the problem of overtourism.

The mayor of Como, Alessandro Rapinese, stated that residents are suffering due to the influx of tourists, and the city council decided to introduce a tourist tax to solve this problem.

Alessandro Rapinese continued to explain that the exact time of introduction and the specific amount has not yet been determined, and the city council is likely to introduce a policy similar to the tourist tax system in Venice.

Venice imposes a tourist tax of 5 euros on daytrippers, excluding children under 14 years old. The tax is collected only on specific dates, such as weekends or peak seasons.

Lake Como / Photo=Flickr

Como is a small city near Milan, a representative city in northern Italy known for its honeymoon and resort destinations. It boasts a mild climate and beautiful natural scenery. Many tourists visit to see Lake Como, which was created by the melting of the Alps glacier.

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