In a bid to manage the massive influx of daily visitors and preserve the unique charm of the city, Venice has introduced today (16th January 2024) a new entrance ticket system that will be used for 29 days in 2024 and, theoretically (still to evaluate), the whole year round in 2025.
This approach should stimulate tourists to choose less crowded time to explore the city, reducing the impact of mass tourism on the delicate city.
You can find the official communication of the City of Venice on their website: https://www.comune.venezia.it/it/cda
On which days do you have to pay the entrance fee?
25th April – 5th May
11th May, 12th May, 18th May, 19th May, 25th May, 26th May
8th June, 9th June, 15th June, 16th June, 22th June, 23rd June, 29th June, 30th June
6th July, 7th July, 13th July, 14th July
Is there a ticket limit?
There is no ticket limit for the 29 days, so don’t worry, you can book the ticket also last minute
The ticket price is €5 per person (minors under the age of 14 years are exempt), furthermore, you will only need an entrance ticket from 08.30 am to 4 pm. Outside of this time range no entrance ticket is needed.
Do you need an entrance ticket to visit the islands only?
If you don’t visit the historic city centre, but go exclusively to Lido di Venezia (including Alberoni and Malamocco), Pellestrina, Murano, Burano, Torcello, Sant’Erasmo, Mazzorbo, Mazzorbetto, Vignole, S. Andrea, la Certosa, San Servolo, S. Clemente, Poveglia without visiting the historic centre you don’t have to pay the entrance ticket.
You can book your ticket on new online platform
This website http://cda.ve.it is the new booking platform used for the payment of the entrance tickets to Venice; make sure you have your passport or documents with you, in case of controls police will crosscheck your entrance ticket to Venice (a QR code) with the data on your document.
Do you need a ticket if you stay overnight in Venice?
You won’t have to pay as you pay the city tax to your accommodation during your stay, but you will have to register and get an “exempt” ticket for the duration of your stay (day of check-in till day of check-out). In case of doubts best contact your accommodation facility.
In the future
Not in 2024, but eventually starting from 2025, the ticket prices will fluctuate based on the time of year and the day of the week.
This new ticket reflects Venice's commitment to reduce mass tourism, even though the fact that there will be no limit to the quantity of tickets sold will probably do little to limit masses coming to the city.
The FAQ by the City of Venice in English: https://www.comune.venezia.it/sites/comune.venezia.it/files/documenti/Tributi/FAQ_15%20dicembre%202023_VFE_EN.pdf