[QODLink]
Europe
Tourist tax to save Italy heritage
Proposed new 'accommodation tax' for tourists will help repair and restore crumbling cultural treasures.
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2010 14:25 GMT

The ancient city of Rome is about to impose a new tax on visitors starting January 1, 2011.

Recent collapses at the Colosseum, Nero's Golden Palace and in Pompei grabbed world news headlines.

Officials say "accommodation tax" will help pay toward efforts to stopping the city's famous heritage from crumbling away.

Al Jazeera's Sabina Castelfranco reports.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.