A view of the Grand Canal in Venice

Venice Entry Fee - What You Need to Know

Planning a holiday to Venice? Or maybe you’ve already got one booked? Then there’s a few things you need to know about Venice’s new entry fee. From what you can expect to pay, to who it impacts, and when it’s changing - we’ve answered all of your questions to make sure your trip runs as smoothly as possible.

What’s changing and when?

Venice will now charge day-trippers a €5pp entry fee on peak tourist days! Yes - that means you’ll need to fork out for a ticket if you’re planning a day visit on any of its confirmed high season dates. And the change is already underway! Starting on 25th April until mid July (29 days), you’ll need to pay to enter Venice’s historic centre (not its islands) from 8.30am until 4pm.

The confirmed 2024 dates are;

• April: 25 - 30

• May: 1 - 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26

• June: 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 3

• July: 6, 7, 13 & 14

Why does the fee only apply to day-trippers?

With day-trippers accounting for two-thirds of the city's 30 million yearly visitors, the new entry fee is a way of tackling Venice’s mass crowds and environmental impact.

Where will the extra cash go?

The extra cash will go towards improving the city as well as helping to preserve its cultural heritage and infrastructure.

How do I pay?

You’ll need to pre-pay for a ticket online. Simply enter your travel date, a few personal details, the number of tickets, and then complete the payment. Once your ticket is paid for you’ll be sent a downloadable QR code. Please keep this safe as proof that your fee has been paid.

What if I’m staying in Venice overnight?

It’s good news for overnighters! Tourists staying in any of the city’s hotels do not need to pay the €5pp entry fee but will still need to register their exemption online. *See below for instructions on how to register.

A beautiful street in Venice, Italy

Are there any other exemptions?

There are a few other exemptions which apply to tourists, these include:

• People visiting the city on business or to study

• Tourists staying overnight in the wider Municipality of Venice

• People visiting residents in the historic centre of Venice

• Children under the age of 14

• Visitors with disabilities and their carers

• Those visiting the city for health reasons, sporting events or concerts

How do I register my exemption?

Those staying in Venice overnight need to make sure they apply for an exemption before their trip. We know it seems a little unnecessary but rules are rules! So to make things super simple here’s exactly what you need to do:

1. Visit the official website https://cda.ve.it/en/ and click ‘Go to Exemptions’.

2. Select ‘I am a guest of an accommodation facility located in the municipality of Venice’ and click ‘Request Exemption’.

3. Enter your arrival and departure dates.

4. In the data entry screen, add your personal details and your home address into the ‘Residence’ field. You’ll also need to enter the name of your accommodation. If it doesn’t come up in the drop-down list, you can add it manually.

5. Add the names of any other guests under ‘Add holder’.

6. You will then receive your QR code electronically. Make sure to save a digital copy.

What happens if I fail to register or pay?

If you do not register or pay the fee, you may be issued a fine. This could cost you anything between €50 to €300 - pretty steep, right?

So what are your thoughts? Will Venice’s new entry fee put you off visiting the city for good, or does your love for the Floating City make the fee worthwhile?

Adele Grant

About the author

Adele has worked in travel for a number of years now, which has taken her to some amazing places. When she’s not at home cuddling her dog, she loves to explore new places. From Mexico to Croatia and Iceland, she has some great insider tips.