Venice Introduces Tourist Entry Fee

Venice Introduces Tourist Entry Fee

Authorities in Venice have announced that from January 16, 2023, visitors will have to book their slot to see the canal city and pay an entry fee.

Venice will become the first city in the world to require an entrance fee. 

The entry fee will apply to daytrippers but not to those staying the night in Venice, who already pay a tourist tax.

With the ticketing system, authorities hope to ease the over-tourism problems plaguing the visitor hotspot.

What you need to know

Travellers planning on visiting the historic city of Venice will have to register their visit, although those staying the night do not have to pay the entry fee.

Visitors arriving by both public transport and private methods must pre-book.

An online booking system in multiple languages will be available in the fall for visitors to pre-book their trip to Venice.

Upon booking, visitors will receive a QR code that acts as their ticket and should be shown to ticket controllers.

For those arriving by public transport, there may be the possibility to buy the entry pass at the same time as the travel ticket.

How much is the fee?

The cost of the ticket will range from a three-euro minimum right up to 10 euros. The price will not be fixed, but will vary according to the number of visitors: The more requests for entry, the higher the cost.

In particularly busy periods, visitors will be required to pay higher sums. This will occur when the number of visitors booking to arrive in the city goes over a certain threshold, which has not yet been announced.

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