Investigation launched after vacationers charged €1100 for a meal in Venice

The mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, has taken to Twitter to sentence an alleged incident the place 4 Japanese vacationers have been charged €1100/US$1346 for a modest meal at a restaurant close to St Mark’s Square. The group of scholars complained to police after they have been introduced with the massive invoice for 4 steaks, a plate of fried fish and water.

Four Japanese college students have been charged €1100 in Venice for a dish of steak, fried fish and water. Image: Diana Miller

It was additionally reported that three girls travelling with the group have been charged €351/US$429 for 3 parts of seafood pasta in a distinct restaurant. The college students complained to authorities after they returned to Bologna, the place they’re learning, and it has triggered outrage within the metropolis.

“We will thoroughly examine this episode,” Mayor Brugnaro tweeted. “If this disgraceful episode is confirmed, we’ll do all we can to punish those responsible. We are for justice – always!”

Four Japanese college students declare they have been overcharged for a meal in Venice. Image: Photo_Concepts

Venice is one in all Europe’s most well-known vacationer locations, because of its canals, gondolas and exquisite Venetian structure. An estimated 30 million individuals a 12 months go to the Italian metropolis to admire its signature waterway, the Grand Canal, the Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco, amongst different sights. It can be well-known for its meals, as backyard islands and lagoon aquaculture yield speciality produce and seafood, and was voted fourth-most elegant metropolis in a 2017 research.

Venice was voted fourth-most elegant metropolis in a research. Image: _ultraforma_/Getty Images

The college students’ case has been taken up by Marco Gasparinetti, spokesperson for a Venice residents’ discussion board known as Gruppo 25 Aprile. He claims that just one.1% of eating places within the a part of Venice the scholars dined in are owned by locals, and 50% within the historic centre as a complete. It has been reported that the offending restaurant was owned by a Chinese lady and run by an Egyptian particular person.

The Rio di San Cassiano Canal with boats and colorful facades of old medieval houses in Venice, Italy. Bell-tower of San Cassiano (Church of Saint Cassian) is visible in background.
Venice is legendary for its beautiful structure. Image by ©Efired/Shutterstock

Mr. Gasparinetto tweeted that these who put the great title of Venice in danger hurt all Venetians, including that there have been many incidents of eating places overcharging vacationers in Venice. He stated that the Gruppo 25 Aprile would submit recommendation for vacationers on Facebook to assist them keep away from the destiny suffered by the Japanese college students.

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