Venice Clamps Down On Cheap Souvenirs To Protect ‘Cultural Heritage’
Venice is cracking down on souvenir shops selling low-cost goods that have proliferated along the popular canals of the city over the past decade.
After stiffening penalties for misbehaving tourists last May, the city is now taking steps to restrict and regulate shopkeepers selling plastic miniature gondolas, cheap carnival masks, crudely manufactured “Murano-style” trinkets, and low-cost leather goods.
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