It has been a source of tension for quite some time. The city of Venezia has decided to charge for entrance in order to prevent the hit-and-run tourists that crowd its streets. In 2024, there will be 29 pay days during which tourists will need to buy a 5-euro ticket to enter the city.

As a result, those above the age of 14 who wish to visit Venezia during the day and arrive in the lagoon via any means will have to pay. Residents of the municipality of Venezia and the Veneto region, as well as spouses, cohabitants, and third-degree relatives, will be excluded. Workers, commuters, students of all grades and orders, athletes, and those seeking healthcare in the city are also omitted, just like those with certified disabilities, an accompanying person, and volunteers. Tourists who remain in Venezia overnight for multiple days will not be required to pay entrance because they have already paid the tourist fee of 3 euros per day. HERE’s the complete list of non-payers.

All those entering the city by whatever means between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. must purchase a ticket. The latter, which is not subject to reductions, must be acquired through the city’s website (HERE is the link), where even exempt categories must register to get the QR code verifying that they may enter without paying. QR code vouchers are named, but it is also possible to make a single reservation for several people.

The pay days will be spread from April to July by hitting the most touristy periods. Fees will be charged on April 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30; May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26; June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30; and July 6, 7, 13, and 14. The ticket is required for those transiting from the Old City and the smaller islands; however, it is not due for those transiting Piazzale Roma, Tronchetto, or Maritime Station without access to the Old City.