In an attempt to curb over-tourism, day visitors to Venice will now need to pay an entry fee. In 2023 Venice City Council announced it will be introducing a €5 entry fee, with the dates being released in November last year. So, what do you need to know if you are visiting The Floating City this summer?

Currently there are 29 days during 2024 where day visitors will have to pay the entry fee.

April 25th – 30th 2024

May 1st – 5th, 11th – 12th, 18th – 19th, 25th – 26th

June 8th – 9th, 15th – 16th, 22nd – 23rd, 29th – 30th

July 6th – 7th, 13th – 14th

There are a few exemptions to be aware of when visiting Venice this year. Visitors under 14 years of age do not need to pay the entry fee. Residents, property owners, students attending university in the city and employees who work in the city are also exempt from paying the €5 entry fee.

Those who are staying in a hotel in Venice, and are already paying tourist tax per-night will not have to pay the fee, but instead will need to obtain a QR code from the hotel or register online prior to their visit.

Day visitors will need to visit the Venice Government website to pay the entry fee and receive a QR code. It is believed tourists will be able to pay there and then if they are stopped by authorities during their visit.