Venice, Italy’s new entry fee: How much will it cost to visit?

The Grand Canal in Venice Italy

Venice, Italy is the first city in the world to charge an entry fee. But you can still visit for free — for now.

About 30 million people visit Venice every year. About 70% of these tourists come in just for the day.

If you’re planning a visit to Venice, here’s how the city’s new entry fee will work:

1. The €5 fee is being tested during peak periods in 2024. But it will be brought in permanently in 2025.

2. It will apply only to day-trippers who do not have at least one overnight stay booked. Everyone over the age of 14 must pay.

3. In 2024, the fee will only apply to people entering Venice between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. So if you’re arriving later for supper or a show, you won’t have to pay.

4. You’ll have to register to enter the city even if you’re exempt from paying (for example, if you’ve booked an overnight stay).

5. When you register, you’ll receive a QR code that you can scan at turnstiles at the city’s main access points, including the main train station. QR codes will also be checked randomly.

6. In 2024, these are the dates that Venice will charge the fee. The data learned will help officials when they bring in the entry fee permanently in 2025. The 2024 dates are:

* April 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 2024

* May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 2024

* June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 2024

* July 6, 7, 13 and 14 2024

7. During the testing period in 2024, Murano and Burano are exempt from the fee.

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