In spring 2024, the City of Venice takes a step forward to combat overtourism and move towards a more sustainable and responsible tourism. From 25 April, in fact, there will be a fee for tourist to enter Venice for a trial period that will last until July, in order to support local tourism and preserve the authenticity of the city and its inhabitants by limiting entry on the "black sticker" days of the year.
Here is all the information you need to organise your trip in the best possible way.
How much does the ticket cost and how to pay
Admission to Venice from 25 April will cost €5 per person per day. The fee is the same for everyone and there are currently no reductions. Each ticket is nominal and valid for the entire day, so if you leave the city centre to re-enter during the day you will not need a new ticket, but you will not need to buy one if you enter the city between 4pm and 8.30am.
To purchase the ticket simply go to the official website of the Municipality of Venice and follow the instructions. Once you have made the payment you will be issued with a voucher with a QR-code to take with you and show in case of controls at one of the eight access points.
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The dates on which you will have to purchase your ticket
For this trial period, Venice entry fee is limited only to "black-sticker" days, when the overcrowding is greatest.
Here are the days on which you need to purchase an entrance ticket:
- From April 25th to May 5th.
- The remaining weekends of May, namely 11/12, 18/19, 25/26 May.
- All the weekends in June, except the first one, and therefore: 8/9, 15/16, 22/23, 29/30 June.
- The first two weekends of July, i.e. 6/7, 13/14.
This solution implemented by the municipality of Venice is aimed at preserving the heritage and uniqueness of this city, containing daily tourism and making it more sustainable.
Moreover, this measure is also intended to give residents some breathing space, allowing them to enjoy their city.
In these "black-sticker" days, the entrance ticket will make the streets and monuments more enjoyable for everyone, but the smartest way to visit Venice remains the Venice Pass, which allows you to skip the queue at the most important attractions and take advantage of discounts and concessions.
Let us all commit to safeguarding Venice's heritage!