How an entrance fee transformed a dying Italian village

You can now pay a visit to Italy's only town that charges a 'tourist toll' to enter.

Not only are the views worth it, but wait until you hear how the fee brought this special place back from the dead.

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Civita di Bagnoregio charges €3 on most days to visit the 2,500-year-old town.

The mayor's decision has given their once dying town new life - tourism has surged and 200 new businesses have been created since 2010.

Mayor Francesco Bigiotti said: "Bagnoregio is the only Italian town where you no longer pay communal taxes. The health service is better, there is transport for disabled people, we're managing to live autonomously thanks to tourism and culture. Really, it's a miracle."

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