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Venice, Italy is [one / only] of the world's top tourist destinations. Before the coronavirus pandemic, around 20 million visitors [the / a] year visited the city. This caused many problems such [as / was] pollution from cruise ships and overcrowding. To [dealing / deal] with these problems, city officials are planning to [charge / change] tourists to visit the city's historical centre and its beautiful canals. According [to / at] Italy's La Stampa newspaper, entry into Venice could [price / cost] between three euros ($3.50) and 10 euros. This could start from the summer of 2022. There are also plans to [let / set] a limit on the number of visitors [what / who] can enter the centre each day. Tourists may need to book their visit to Venice before they [come / go] .

Venice officials have talked [so / for] many years about the number of visitors [flocking / flicking] to the city. Environmentalists are worried about the damage cruise ships [do / due] to marine life in the Venice Lagoon. Heritage lovers want to protect Venice's famous [triangles / squares] and architecture from the millions [at / of] tourists. This made Italy's Culture Minister say that there is a "[concrete / cement] risk" of the United Nations culture agency UNESCO adding Venice to its list [at / of] World Heritage in Danger sites. However, a hotel worker [said / say] Venice needed cruise ships. He said: "They spend big in a short time, before [selling / sailing] out." A city official is worried that charging tourists a fee to enter will turn Venice [onto / into] a "theme park".

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