Venice Tourist Tax


All you need to know about the Venice Tourist Tax

The city of Venice, in Italy, has approved the trial of a €5 fee for daily visitors. This charge has been implemented in a bid to control tourism.

Here’s all you need to know about the new tax.

What is the tourist tax in Venice?

There are two types of so-called tourist taxes in Venice:

One tax is called “tassa di soggiorno” or overnight tax. You may have seen this on your bill as it is a common city tax.
The other is called “contributo di accesso”, or a day tax.


What is the cost of the tourist tax in Venice?

The cost of the tax is €5.

When does the tax start?

The booking system is launching with a 30-day trial on spring and summer weekends in 2024.

Who is exempt from the tax?

Commuters, students and children under the age of 14 and tourists who stay in the city overnight.


How to pay the tax?

An online booking system will be available to purchase an entry ticket.

How will tickets be checked?

Staff will be found throughout the city to check tickets. There is also the possibility of turnstiles at some areas of the city.

What happens if you forget to buy a ticket?

It is planned that a €10 fee will have to be paid and the possibility of a fine of between €50 to €300.

We’ll share more info once we get it.




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