how it works, who has to pay for it and how long it is valid

From Thursday 25 April the ‘entry fee’ to Venice will start. It will remain in effect until mid-July. Only visitors who go to the lagoon city on the same day will have to pay it and it will cost 5 euros. There are various categories that will be able to benefit from the exemption.

From April 25th the entry fee to Venice for daily tourists not resident in Veneto starts at a cost of 5 euros. However, visitors who stay in hotels, guest houses and B&Bs in the city, who already pay the tourist tax, are exempt.

Access to the historic lagoon city will be subject to a fee for specific weekends until mid-July.

Payment collection takes place through the online platform ( and by accessing the web app you obtain the QR Code to show in case of checks. But it is also possible to purchase the coupon in tobacconists throughout Italy.

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From when you start paying the ticket and for how many days

The debut of the new entry system in Venice arrives on Thursday 25 April 2024, before the days of the year in which access will be tested upon payment of a ticket costing 5 euros. The contribution is not due from 4pm to 8.30am and for visits to the smaller islands.

There are 29 days in total: from 25th (precisely) to 30th April, from 1st to 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th May; 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 June and 6, 7, 13 and 14 July.

The objective of the Municipality of Venice is to discourage “hit and run” tourism on certain days when the influx of visitors is higher.

How and where to pay the 5 euro ticket

For the payment of the ticket or “entry fee”, as the Municipality of Venice calls it, the official online, multi-channel and multilingual platform is active ( which allows you to book entry and, for the foreseen categories (all people over 14 years old), pay 5 euros per person, to be paid before arriving in Venice.

The payment certificate is the voucher containing the QR-code of the transaction to be shown on your smartphone (or printed on a piece of paper).

However, it is also possible to buy the ticket at a tobacconist “thanks to the agreement between Vela spa – a company of the Avm Group appointed by the Municipality of Venice for communication activities and sale of the access fee – and Servizi in Rete 2001 – a company of the Italian Tobacconists Federation – in all the over 30,000 PuntoLis tobacconists in Italy, the entrance fee to Venice can be purchased conveniently and in advance, with a view to simplifying services for citizens”.

Who has to pay the entrance ticket

The access fee is mandatory on the aforementioned dates for all people aged 14 and over who access Venice from 8.30am to 4pm “with any carrier”, therefore from the train to the ferry, and do not stay overnight in the hotels of the lagoon city.

Who is excluded from paying

Payment is not required for all people born in Venice and in the Veneto region, minors under 14 years of age and holders of the European Disability Card and their companions. As mentioned, the access fee is not required even for tourists who stay overnight in the city, given that (in addition to the cost of the overnight stay) they also pay the tourist tax of 3 euros per person per night. However, the latter must register on the city portal to request exemption.

Residents of Veneto, spouses, cohabitants and relatives of residents up to the third degree and also people without family ties who however go to visit people resident and domiciled in the city or on the smaller islands, workers and workers (employed or self-employed), commuters, male and female students of any level and level of schools and universities located in the ancient city or in the smaller islands, the subjects and members of the families of those who appear to have paid the IMU in the Municipality from Venice.

How much is the fine for not paying the ticket?

The fine for anyone found not in compliance with the ticket ranges from 50 euros to 300 euros (+10 euros of the entry fee).

However, anyone who is caught making false declarations to obtain exemption may face criminal charges.


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