Venice government asks tourists to help reduce pollution in the city


Venice, one of the most beautiful Italian holiday destinations in the world, is doing everything possible to reduce pollution in the city. The Italian government asks tourists to keep all canals, streets and squares in Venice neat and clean and pollution-free. In a recent update, the Italian government asked tourists to drink water from public fountains instead of using plastic water bottles.

To educate tourists, officials have also launched a marketing campaign to publicize the demand. Every year thousands of tourists visit Italy and now that the country has removed most of its COVID-19 travel restrictions, tourism is almost back to the old days.


To make things easier for tourists, authorities have started publishing maps of public fountains in Piazza San Marco, which is a historic attraction in Venice. In total, there are some 126 public drinking fountains which are considered safe and avoid the use of plastic water bottles.

Venice government asks tourists to help reduce pollution in the city

According to the data, tourism is responsible for nearly 40% of waste generation in Venice. Now that the tourism industry is recovering from the pandemic, city officials are looking for measures to preserve the local tourism environment.

Venice, however, has long suffered from over-tourism and struggles to control tourist numbers. To keep an eye on the numbers, the country has announced plans to charge an entry fee for day visitors, which will likely be implemented from 2023.

  1. Which Italian city is also known as the “city of canals”?
    Venice is also known as the “City of Canals” or “The Floating City”.
  2. When is the best time to visit Venice?
    The best time to visit Venice is from September to November.
  3. Can you walk the canals of Venice?
    Yes, you can walk on the paths, around the canals.
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