Venice entry fee? Let's find out what's it all about and what new features the initiative aimed at limiting hit-and-run tourism will bring in 2024.
The Venice entry fee is a Municipality's initiative created to contain the overtourism which harms residents but also ruins the experience for all the visitors who want to fully enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the lagoon and the countless wonders that the city has to offer.
The spiers of San Marco that soar towards the sky, the pink marbles of Palazzo Ducale that blend in with the colors of the sunset, the canals crossed by gondolas and much more. All this beauty is jeopardized by a too hast tourism.
The smartest way to visit the city is the Venice Pass, but the Venice entry fee, for now still on trial, will make streets and monuments less crowded and more enjoyable for everybody. Let's find out the dates on which the initiative will be implemented, what the costs are and where you can purchase the ticket.More info about Venice Pass❯
Who needs to pay the Venice entry fee and who doesn't
There is no one in Venice who is not proud of the incomparable beauty of their city, its culture, and how much it is loved throughout the world. However, the enormous flow of tourists who don't stay overnight but stay only a few hours is putting the city's heritage and uniqueness at risk.
The Venice entry fee does not imply a limited number, but aims to contain the arrival of daily visitors for a more sustainable tourism.
Visitors over the age of fourteen who don't stay overnight and who want to visit Venice between 8.30 am and 4.00 pm must purchase the ticket. That is to say that it is not necessary to pay any fee if you enter Venice from 4:00 pm to 8:30 am.
You won't neet to pay, therefore, if you stay in an accommodation within the Municipality of Venice, but remember to get the QR-code that proves it. Residents, students and commuter workers are also exempt.
Passing through the Maritime Station, Piazzale Roma, and Tronchetto without entering the historic center is also free of charge.
The smaller islands are also excluded from the payment, including Murano, Burano, Torcello and Lido di Venezia where you will therefore be able to go for free.
In case of non-payment, you may get a fine from €50 to €300.
Venice entry fee: how much is it and how to buy the ticket
The cost is €5 per day per person. The Venice entry fee is the same for everybody and currently there are no reductions. Each ticket is personal and valid for the whole day, so if you leave the center and come back later you don't need a new one.
To purchase the ticket just visit the official website of the Municipality of Venice and follow the few simple steps. Once the payment has been made, you'll get a voucher with a QR-code to take with you and show if requested at one of the eight access gates.
Venice entry fee: all the useful dates
The Venice entry fee is for now a measure limited only to the critical days, when the overcrowding gets worse.
Here are the days on which you need to purchase an entrance ticket:
- From April 25th to May 5th.
- The remaining weekends of May, namely 11/12, 18/19, 25/26 May.
- All the weekends in June, except the first one, and therefore: 8/9, 15/16, 22/23, 29/30 June.
- The first two weekends of July, i.e. 6/7, 13/14.