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Venice: opposition to turnstile at cathedral entrance

Catholic World News - July 04, 2013

Public officials in Venice, Italy, have asked the Catholic archdiocese to remove a turnstile that has been installed at the entrance to St. Mark’s cathedral.

City officials said that the turnstile is an inappropriate way to limit tourist access to the cathedral. While recognizing that pedestrian traffic is taking a toll on the cathedral’s mosaic floors, the officials said that other approaches—including the imposition of an entrance fee- should be considered.

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