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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.

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