Belgian reports Venice to the European Commission for overcharging tourists

Belgian complains that tourists are being ripped off in Venice.

Belgian complains that tourists are being ripped off in Venice. Image by Marius Brede / CC BY-SA 2.0

The European Commission is currently investigating a complaint by a Belgian that tourists to Venice are forced to pay significantly more for tickets and services than local residents. The example given in the complaint is a family of four, who take a vaporetto waterbus, visit the Doge’s Palace, go to the toilet twice and surf the internet. Whilst a family of tourists would pay a total of €136 for this, a family of Venetians would spend just €12. According to EU law, all EU citizens must be treated equally. Read more: thelocal.it

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