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We know that the Serenissima is struggling with mass tourism which is not appreciated by its inhabitants. The most romantic city in Europe has finished with the filthy liners that cruised in its lagoon but that hasn’t stopped the crowds from surging around and onto its canals. As a result, in 2019, the municipality issued a decree obliging tourists who want to visit Venice to register and pay a tax. During the pandemic, the project was postponed, and these new directives will finally come into force in January 2023, after a test. So how much will you have to pay to visit Venice? We tell you everything in this article.
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How much will the entrance tax be to visit Venice?
Before getting to the price, we must understand the logic behind this decision: it is a question of encouraging tourists not to all come at the same time. Basically, to dissuade them from coming in the high season and to encourage them to visit the city at other times of the year. This is why the tax will cost 3 euros per person in the low season, and up to 10 euros in the high season.
Will this measure be effective? Nothing is less certain, when we see the sums that tourists will spend to visit the Serenissima.
Do I have to pay the entrance tax to visit Venice?
This tax is not imposed on everyone. You may escape it. Indeed, it only applies to visitors coming for the day. If you are staying in Venice for at least one night, you will not have to pay it. However, the tourist tax still applies. It can be up to 5 euros per night.
Where do I register to visit Venice?
In the fall of 2022, a booking platform will be put online by the municipality so that future visitors can register before coming. This site will obviously be available in several languages and will generate a QR code for each person who will have to present it with their ticket to reach the city (by bus or by boat, for example).
What will the entrance tax in Venice be used for?
In addition to allowing better management of tourist flows, the tax will make it possible to cover some of the maintenance costs of the city and its monuments, as well as cleaning the streets and main squares. Part of the money will also go to the management of the waste produced by visitors to the city. More than many other cities on the peninsula, Venice is dependent on its tourism. Similar to Italy, it represents 13% of GDP and 15% of jobs, directly and indirectly.