This took place yesterday April 25 entry ticket to Venice. Or ticket of contention, as it was nicknamed because of the many protests it raised.

On the first day, around 15,000 visitors paid to access the historic center, among the more than 100,000 arrivals in the city.

But how does this ticket work? Who exactly should pay it and how? Here are all the answers.

Entrance ticket Venice: what is it and what is it for

“Access Fee” is the official definition of entrance ticket of 5 euros, came into force with the aim of safeguard the historic center of Venice which attracts around 28 million visitors from all over the world each year (pre-Covid data).

A measure against overtourism therefore, but limited to “hit and run” tourism it's at some days where the influx of visitors is greatest.

For 2024, no daily attendance threshold has been set.

Tourists in Venice. iStock

Who should pay the entrance ticket to Venice

In fact, it's the people who have to pay the ticket daily visitors, while tourists who spend the night in structures located in the municipality of Venice are exempt (who already pay the tourist tax of 3 euros per person per night), who are, however, required to register on the portal of the city, to acquire the exemption voucher with QR-code indicating the days of overnight stay (from the day of arrival to the day of departure).

All daily visitors pay the contribution if they have over 14 years old and if they access the historic center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. one of the days when you have to pay the entrance ticket to Venice.

Who doesn't have to pay

They are not obliged neither pay the ticket nor request the exemption on the portal I residents and people born in the municipality of Venice, minors under 14 years of age, holders of the European disability card and their companions.

Entrance ticket Venice: exemptions

They do not have to pay, but request the exemption by registering on the i portal inhabitants of Venetorelatives of residents up to the third degree as well as friends or acquaintances who visit residents of the historic center of Venice.

It is always, workers and working women (including self-employed people who occasionally come to Venice for professional reasons), studentsincluding commuters, who attend schools of all kinds and levels, and universities based in Venice or the smaller islands.

Non-resident owners (and their family members) who appear to have paid IMU are also exempt. Anyone who must participate in sports competitions or must undergo therapies or medical visits in the city (the complete list of people entitled to the exemption on:

Finally, as already mentioned, even tourists who stay in Venice do not have to pay.

For what days is it obligatory

For the year 2024, entry to Venice will be charged on the following days and times:

April 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

July 6, 7, 13, 14

from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How to pay for the entrance ticket

To obtain the access code to Venice (or request an exemption), you must register and make the payment of 5 euros, even the day before the visit, on the online platform

Once the date is selected and the required operations are completed, you will receive the voucher with QR code which proves that you paid for access to the ancient city, to present to the authorities in the event of an inspection.

To obtain the exemption, it is also necessary to register online and acquire the corresponding code.

Those who do not have access to the online portal can pay on site, at Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia Station, as well as at tobacco shops throughout Italy.

Venice Venice
The Grand Canal, iStock

For which areas of Venice is an entrance ticket required?

The ticket is required to access the Ancient citywhich also includes the islands of San Michele and Giudecca.

The entire continent, Tronchetto and Stazione Marittima, the areas of Piazzale Roma, Fondamenta Santa Chiara, Fondamenta Santa Lucia, San Giobbe are not included in the paid zone.

For 2024, small islands, including Lido of VenicePellestrina, Murano, Burano, Torcello, Sant'Erasmo, Mazzorbo, Mazzorbetto, Vignole, S. Andrea, la Certosa, San Servolo, S. Clemente, Poveglia.

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The fine for those who do not pay the entrance ticket

The fine for those who do not comply with the fine varies from 50 to 300 euros. To prove that you have paid for the ticket, you must present the voucher with the QR code.

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