Built over a collection of islands in a lagoon of the Adriatic Sea, Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Italy.
The unique canal city draws hordes of tourists year-round, for its authentic Italian culture and remarkable history.
But Venice might be too popular for its own good, with officials concerned about overwhelming numbers of holidaymakers destroying the city.
The Italian destination is just one of many European cities to crack down on tourists this year.
Venice hotels collect tourist taxes at the end of your stay
Venice introduced a tourist tax to raise funds for urgent maintenance
In July, officials introduced tough new fines for unruly behaviour, including picnicking in certain areas, wearing swimsuits for sightseeing and swimming in canals.
Littering and loitering on bridges also attract fines, all ranging between €25 (£22) and €500 (£445).
It’s not just these new penalties that might cost you more money as a holidaymaker in Venice.
The city introduced a tourist tax in 2011 to raise funds for urgent maintenance, with the islands slowly sinking amid rising sea levels.
Venice hotels collect up to €5 per person per day from tourists
Many British holidaymakers are still unaware they have to pay the tax at the end of their stay.
Calculated daily, the fee can cost up to €5 (£4.41) per person per day.
The tax is €1 for each star of the hotel you stay in, up to a maximum of five consecutive nights.
If you stay in a three star hotel, you’ll have to pay that hotel €3 per day by the end of your holiday.
Venice imposed the tourist tax in 2011 to help with urgent maintenance
A four person group staying in a five star hotel for five nights would therefore have to pay €100 in total at the end.
The tourist tax is reduced by 50 per cent from November through to March in low season.
Accommodation on the mainland attracts a discount of 40 per cent, while accommodation at Venice Lido comes with a 30 per cent discount, but five star hotels are excluded.
It’s not the only city to introduce a tax on tourists – other European destinations to introduce the rule include Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Rome.