Venice attracts up to 30 million visitors a year. Photograph: Getty Images

Day-trippers to Venice will be charged up to €10 to enter the famous lagoon city as authorities continue to grapple with the tens of millions of touri(...)

The proposal is expected to reach a vote in the city’s council in October, although it faces opposition from some councillors as well as residents’ activist groups. Photograph: iStock

Authorities in Venice have proposed banning people from sitting and lying on the ground as the city pursues its quest to clamp down on what some offi(...)

San Michele, Venice’s isle of the dead, May 3, 2018. If you can’t afford a palazzo on the Grand Canal, you can still bid to lease a plot on Venice’s isle of the dead for 99 years, renewable. (Nadia Shira Cohen/The New York Times)

To let: four small lots with a 99-year (renewable) lease, on an exclusive Venetian island. Fixer-uppers. Illustrious neighbors: Igor Stravinsky, Josep(...)

The mayor of Venice has pledged action after four Japanese tourists said they were presented with a bill of €1,100 for four steaks and a plate of mixed grilled fish. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The police chief and mayor of Venice have pledged action after four Japanese tourists said they were presented in a restaurant with a bill of €1,100 f(...)

Gondolas pictured during snowfall in the Venice lagoon, northern Italy, on January 13th. The death by drowning of a Gambian man in the freezing waters of the city’s Grand Canal last Sunday has prompoted questions about whether more could have been done to try to save him. Photograph: Manuel Silvestri/Reuters

The apparent suicide of a 22-year-old Gambian migrant, Pateh Sabbaly, who drowned in Venice’s Grand Canal last Sunday alongside a “vaporetto” (canal b(...)

 The mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro has been branded  “boorishly bigoted” by Elton John after he banned books about homosexuality from the city’s schools. Photograph: Awakening/Getty Images

Singer-songwriter Elton John has criticised the new mayor of Venice on social media as “boorishly bigoted” for banning books about homosexuality from (...)