Venice City Access Fee: everything you need to know

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Before planning a visit to Venice, it’s essential to understand how the Venice Access Fee works. This fee, introduced to manage tourist influx during certain periods of the year, is important for visitors to be aware of.

The Venice Access Fee can be purchased on our website. You can find it here: Purchase the Venice Access Fee.

Here are the key details of this measure and who is required to pay:

Origins and reasons for the Access Fee

The Venice Access Fee, also known as the “tourist tax,” was introduced to manage the “day-tripper” tourism that affects certain destinations during peak seasons. This fee aims to discourage non-staying daily visitors while providing financial support for maintaining tourist infrastructure.

Details and regulations

The fee, set at €5.00 per day per person for stays in Venice, is mandatory for day-trip tourists accessing the city during selected weekends between April and July.

It’s important to note that guests staying in hotels or B&Bs are exempt from this fee as they already pay the tourist tax.

When is the access fee paid

The official and updated dates for the payment of the access fee are as follows:

  • May 18, 19, 25, 26, 2024
  • June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2024
  • July 6, 7, 13, 14, 2024

Who needs to pay

The Access Fee is required for individuals aged 14 and above visiting the City of Venice during the applicable periods. However, there are several exempt categories, including Venetian residents, children under 14 years old, and holders of the European Disability Card.

How to pay and obtain exemptions

The payment of the fee is made on the VeniceVisitPass website, where you can obtain a voucher with a QR code to show during checks. Those who are exempt must request the exemption on the official portal. Request exemption here.

Penalties and checks

The administration of the Municipality of Venice conducts regular checks to ensure compliance with the regulations. Penalties for non-payment range from 50 to 300 euros, in addition to the cost of the fee itself, and false declarations may lead to legal action.

Understanding the Access Fee is crucial for visitors to Venice during specific periods.

Make sure you are informed about the details and exemptions before planning your visit to avoid penalties and enhance your tourist experience.