Venice Entry Fee: everything you need to know about how the entrance ticket for Venice works in 2024.
The city of Venice always fascinates – with its picturesque canals, romantic bridges, and unique architecture. However, behind the timeless beauty, lies a city that faces significant challenges related to mass tourism. To meet these challenges, the City of Venice has decided to introduce an entrance ticket for 2024. In this article, we see everything you need to know about how it works, how much it costs, and who has to pay it.
How does the entrance fee 2024 to Venice work?
To establish a new balance among residents, city-users, and visitors, the City of Venice has approved the implementation of an entrance fee. They have identified 29 “red days” where a tourism surge is expected, typically occurring during weekends and holidays.
For now, the entrance ticket will be required only for the Historic City of Venice. It will cost €5,00, and you will need to purchase it through their online portal. We will go through all the details shortly.
1. Starting when is the entrance fee 2024 to Venice required?
The 29 selected days will start from Spring 2024 and will be:
- April: 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
- May: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 (every weekend)
- June: 08, 09, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 (every weekend except the first)
- July: 06, 07, 13, 14
The entrance fee 2024 to Venice will be required ONLY from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. So if you want to take a tour of the city in the evening, you won’t have to buy a ticket.
2. Which areas of Venice do I need an entrance ticket for?
In this experimental phase the entrance ticket is necessary only to enter the Ancient City (number 1). Instead, it will not be necessary for people passing through Piazzale Roma, Tronchetto or Stazione Marittima, without access to the Ancient City (number 2). In addition, you will not need to pay an entrance ticket in 2024 for visiting the smaller islands (number 3), which are:
- Lido di Venezia (Alberoni and Malamocco, too)
- S. Andrea
- La Certosa
- S. Servolo
- S. Clemente
- Sacca Sessola
The islands of San Michele and Giudecca, however, are considered within the perimeter of the Ancient City and therefore require the purchase of the entrance ticket.
3. How much do you pay to enter Venice?
For these first 29 days of experimentation, the cost of the entrance ticket to Venice is €5,00 per day. The amount is single, per person, and there is no reduction. I also remind you, as I said before, that the ticket only serves in the time slot that goes from 8:30 to 16:00. If you are going to Venice, then, from 16:00 to 8:30, you will not have to buy any ticket or create an exemption voucher.
The payment of the contribution will be valid for the whole day booked. Then, you can exit and return to the city.
4. Who has to pay for the entrance ticket to Venice?
Yes, obviously not everyone must pay the entrance ticket to enter Venice. Let’s see together which categories are exempt and how they must prove it during the checks.
Categories for which no action is required:
- People born in the City of Venice.
- Residents of the City of Venice.
- Children under the age of 14.
For these three categories, during the checks it will be simply necessary to show the ID. They are the only categories that do not have to go to the portal to request exemption or to pay.
Non-paying categories that must apply for the annual exemption:
- Employed and self-employed workers, including commuters, with a stable (even temporary) operational headquarters in the Ancient City or in the other smaller islands of the lagoon.
- Students, including commuters, of schools of any order and grade and of any university and post-university institution with operational headquarters in the Ancient City or in the other minor islands of the lagoon.
- Persons who own or timeshare property in the Municipality of Venice on which they pay the IMU, or holder of a lease for non-tourism use and their family unit.
- Persons residing in the temporary population register.
In these four cases it will be necessary to obtain a continuous annual voucher, without paying the entrance fee.
Non-paying categories that must apply for the daily exemption:
- Workers, freelancers, and entrepreneurs who must occasionally access the Ancient City of Venice.
- Students of upper secondary schools on an educational trip. Teachers may apply for worker exemption. On the other hand, those accompanying persons who do not fall into any category will have to pay the entrance fee.
- People staying overnight in a hotel of the City of Venice. The exemption will be valid from the day of arrival to the day of departure.
- Residents of the Metropolitan City of Venice.
- Residents in Veneto
- Persons with certified disability, and possible companion.
- Person who practices therapy or who must carry out a medical examination at health facilities in the Ancient City and other minor islands of the City of Venice.
- Person who assists or accompanies patients to health facilities in the Ancient City and other minor islands of the City of Venice.
- People who access the Ancient City and other minor islands of the lagoon to participate in sporting competitions recognized by CONI, its Federations, or by Sports Promotion Bodies. The exemption also extends to the group leader.
- Public administrators and public authorities who travel to the Ancient City and other minor islands of the lagoon for institutional reasons.
- Volunteers to serve in the Ancient City and other smaller islands of the lagoon, on the occasion of events and/or events organized or sponsored by the City Council, the Metropolitan City of Venice, and the Veneto Region.
- Volunteers to serve in case of emergency in the Ancient City and other minor islands of Venice.
- Participants in events organized or sponsored by the Municipal Administration.
- Belonging to the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement, including the staff of the National Fire Department, which accesses Venice for service needs.
- Person visiting people in the Ancient City of Venice’s prison.
- Consort, civilly united, relatives or similar up to the 3rd degree of resident in the Ancient City of the Municipality of Venice or in the smaller islands of the lagoon.
- Consort, civilly united, relatives or similar up to the 3rd degree of the deceased, participants in the funeral in the Ancient City of the Municipality of Venice or in the smaller islands of the lagoon.
- Consort, civilly united, relatives or similar up to the 3rd grade visiting subjects housed in social and health facilities located in the Ancient City of the City of Venice or in the smaller islands of the lagoon.
- Procedural party or witness in proceedings that take place in the courts of the Ancient City of Venice.
- Person summoned for reasons of justice or other reasons of public interest at public offices located in the Ancient City of Venice.
- People who access exclusively the areas of the Ponte della Libertà, Piazza Roma, Stazione Marittima, and Isola Nova del Tronchetto, limited to the time that remain there.
- Persons visiting persons residing in the Ancient City or in the smaller islands or persons registered in the register of temporary population residing in the Ancient City or in the smaller islands.
- People who must go to the City of Venice to participate in elections or referenda.
- Any additional access of a temporary nature provided it is not for tourist purposes, authorized by resolution of the City Council.
In all these cases it is necessary to obtain a daily pass without paying the entrance fee.
5. How to obtain the exemption or pay the access fee to Venice?
Excluding residents of Venice, people born in Venice and children under 14 years, all other people entering the Ancient City must book their visit (even those exempt from payment).
But how to book your ticket to enter Venice in 2024? Let’s see step by step:
- Open https://cda.veneziaunica.it/.
- Select “Paga il contributo d’accesso” (Pay Access Fee).
- Select the date you want to go to Venice.
- State the number of adults and children under 14 who will travel with you.
- Enter the name and surname of all visitors.
- Enter the email address and phone number of one of the visitors. It will be the data that will be used for sending the tickets and for any recovery or cancellation of the reservation.
- At this point you will see the summary of your booking. If you wish, you can add a second visit date. Beware, however, that people’s data must always be the same.
- Accept the terms and conditions and privacy.
- You will be directed to the payment page, where you can choose between credit card or PayPal.
- Once the payment has been made, you can download the tickets with the relevant QR Code or choose to send them by email.
The reservation of the entrance ticket to Venice can be cancelled until the day before the visit.
For those who do not have the opportunity to book online, there will be payment points in Piazzale Roma and in the square of the Venice-Santa Lucia station.
What if you think you’re entitled to exemption?
Let’s see what you have to do if you think you’re entitled to exemption:
- Open https://cda.veneziaunica.it/.
- In the “Exempt from payment” section, select “Richiedi la tua esenzione” (Request your Exemption).
- Then select the type of exemption suitable for you
- Enter all the data you are asked for according to the type of exemption.
In general, the site is very simple to understand and you will be guided in all the steps. If you need help, you can call 041041, which runs from Monday to Sunday from 8:30 to 17:00.
6. What penalties will be imposed on those who do not pay the entrance fee 2024 to enter Venice?
The Municipal Administration can carry out checks and inspections by authorized personnel in the main access points of the City.
There will be an administrative charge ranging from 50 to 300 euros (to add 10 euros of the access fee). Furthermore, there is the possibility of a criminal complaint to anyone who issues false statements, forges false documents, or makes use of them as specified by the Regulations.” The sums, if not paid, are collected compulsorily according to the current tax legislation.