Tourists who plan to visit Venice on a day trip will be required to make reservations and pay a fee starting on January 16, 2023. As a result, tourist officials are hopeful that they can better handle the large number of people who arrive each day. Tourists frequently outnumber inhabitants in Venice.
Even if you’re not planning on staying in one of the city’s hotels or lodges during your trip, you’ll need to register online and provide the date of your arrival. The cost depends on when you book and how far in advance you are, as well as whether or not you’re going during the busiest time of year for tourists. Anywhere from three to ten euros is possible.
You will be required to present a QR Code as evidence of payment if asked about your reservation and payment. If you don’t, you’ll be hit with a fine of up to 300 euros.
In addition, tourists who have reservations at hotels and lodges do not have to pay the tax.
Is it likely to reduce the number of tourists in town? Yes. Do you think it’ll make your trip to Venice more authentic? Yes, as well. You’ll be able to enjoy the city more when it’s less congested, and you won’t feel rushed.
In the event that you wish to visit the city aboard a cruise ship, you will need to make a reservation and pay the charge. Regardless of how short your stay, even as a stopover for a cruise ship, you’ll still need to reserve a spot and pay. As long as your cruise package includes it.
You do not have to pay the fee if you are a child under the age of six, have a disability, or own a vacation home in Venice (if you can show proof of real estate tax payments).