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Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers' reservation and fee

Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, in a bid to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic centre, clogging narrow streets and heavily-used foot bridges crossing the canals.

FILE - A tourist takes a selfie in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, Nov. 12, 2016. Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)