Entrance fee to Venice

Venice

After many years of delays, an entrance fee to the historic centre of Venice will be introduced from April 2024 for all visitors who do not live in Venice.

Tourists will pay a daily fee of 5 eur per person at specific times and on specific days. Exceptions are made for those staying in official accommodation in Venice (hotel, airbnb, apartment, etc.).

How is the entrance fee to Venice collected? Who is exempt? And which areas are covered by the entrance fee? Read on in this chapter.

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The entrance fee was introduced because of the enormously increasing number of day-trippers who bring no benefit to the city. Most of the money collected will be used for the improvement and renovation of monuments and public spaces.

The price of admission to Venice how to pay

The entrance fee to the historic centre is flat for all persons over 14 years of age.

The ticket is always valid for one calendar day and costs 5 eur.

Admission to Venice can be paid online exclusively through the official website: cda.veneziaunica.it.

Your ticket will be sent to you by email or text message. Save it and show the ticket in the email or text message in case of a random check by the inspectors. You do not need to print anything.

You can also buy tickets on the spot in various ways:

  • At the ticket office - in front of Santa Lucia station and at the bus/tram stops in Piazzale Rome.
  • At the yellow and white ACTV machines around the city

There is currently no limit to the number of people who can purchase a ticket.

Who doesn't have to pay an admission fee?

The following groups of people do not have to pay the fee to enter Venice.

  • Visitors staying in the whole area of the City of Venice
  • Children under 14 years of age
  • Residents of the Veneto region

The following areas are referred to as the City of Venice:

  • Historic centre
  • All the small islands in the Venetian lagoon (Giudecca, Murano, Burano, Lido, Pellestrina, Torcello, Mazzorbo, Sant'Erasmo, Vignole, Isola delle Rose, San Clemente, Certosa)
  • The entire town of Mestre on the mainland (including the municipality of Tessera near VCE airport)

The area of Venice can be found, for example, on google.com/maps, delimited by the red dotted line.

Do I have to pay the fee on the day of departure or arrival?

No. If you stay at least 1 night in Venice, the exemption from paying the entrance fee already applies on the day of check-in at the hotel and also on the day of check-out.

Compulsory registration

Even if the fee does not apply to you, you must register this fact on the website cda.veneziaunica.it, where you will enter your accommodation details.

You can also fill in these details at the machines or ticket offices in Piazzale Roma and in front of Santa Lucia Station.

You don't pay the entrance fee if you stay through a registered accommodation that charges a tourist tax, i.e. all accommodation on platforms like Airbnb, Booking, Agoda, etc.

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When is the admission paid in 2024?

In 2024, there is only a trial run and you will only pay for entry on specific days.

You will only ever pay for entry between 8:30am and 4pm. If you enter Venice before 8:30am or after 4pm, you do not need to pay the ticket.

  • April
    • 25 to 30 April
  • May
    • 1 to 5 May
    • 11 and 12 May
    • 18 and 19 May
    • 25 and 26 May
  • June
    • 8 and 9 June
    • 15 and 16 June
    • 22 and 23 June
    • 29 and 30 June
  • July
    • 6 and 7 July
    • 13 and 14 July

Which areas are subject to entry fees?

The admission fee applies only to the historic centre of Venice + the islands of Giudecca and San Michele.

The area around Piazzale Roma, the Santa Lucia railway station, the Tronchetto bus station and car park and the Tronchetto large cruise ship dock are excluded from the admission fee.

There is also no charge to enter any of the small islands in the Venetian Lagoon. The following islands in particular are free of charge:

  • Murano, Burano, Lido di Venezia, Torcello, Mazzorbo, Pellestrina, Sant'Erasmo, Mazzorbetto, Vignole, S. Andrea, Certosa, S. Servolo, S. Clemente, Poveglia, Isola delle Rose

How do I get to the small islands for free?

A new boat stop (vaporetto) called San Giobbe has been set up for getting to the islands outside the area of paid entry.

This dock is located behind platform 1 of the Santa Lucia train station and the route to it is clearly signposted.

How are the checks carried out?

At all entrances to the Venice pay zone, marked staff wearing orange, yellow or green reflective vests stand and check all new arrivals.

You have to prove your identity with a QR code on your mobile phone (if you registered online) or a paper ticket (if you registered on site).

Registration is required even if you do not have to pay the fee.

Official website

For all information, maps and links to pay, please visit the official website only cda.veneziaunica.it.

It is possible that with the introduction of the fee, various scam sites will appear that are either completely fake or offer to broker a purchase for ridiculous fees. Therefore, always pay close attention to the web address through which you pay the fee.

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