Paid Access Tax in Venice for Tourists in 2025: Regulations, Paiement, Prices and Exemptions

Venice has decided to introduce an access tax for tourists who come to Venice without staying there.

It will therefore be sufficient to sleep a single night in a hotel, bed and breakfast or an apartment in the Venetian communal territory to avoid paying the tax that is already included in the tourist tax.

2025: Date of entry into service of the Venice Access Tax

The entry tax to Venice for tourists who do not stay there will not become effective before 2025.

The tax payment system will be tested for twenty days in 2024.

The future tax will, therefore, only really come into force in 2025 after analysing the test carried out in 2024.

During the 2024 test phase, the access fee will be 5 euros per day to enter Venice from 8:30 to 16:00.

The test days set for 2024 are as follows:
May 11, 12, 18, 19, 19, 25 and 26.
June 8, 9, 15, 16, 16, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 23, 29 and 30.
July 6, 7, 13 and 14.

The Price of the Entrance Tax in Venice

The entrance tax in Venice will be 5 euros.

How do I pay the Venice Entrance Tax?

This tourist and entry tax to Venice will be payable on the dedicated website which will issue a QR code to be presented in the event of an inspection.

Therefore, there will be no counters, barriers or other turnstiles to control the tax. The checks will be carried out randomly in Venice by municipal agents.

Exemption from payment of the tax for stays in Venice of more than one day

Tourists who can prove that they have booked a hotel room, bed and breakfast or apartment in Venice (in the municipal territory: Venice, Murano, Burano, Lido, Pellestrina, Favaro Veneto, Mestre-Carpenedo, Chirignago-Zelarino and Marghera) for at least one night will be exempt from payment.

These tourists will have already paid a holiday tax linked to their accommodation, and payment of this holiday tax will exempt them from the tax on access to Venice.

Also automatically exempted are residents of the city of Venice and their relatives up to the 3rd degree of kinship, students enrolled at school or university in Venice, owners of accommodation in Venice, whether Italian or foreign and anyone travelling to Venice for professional reasons.

Children under the age of 6 are also exempt from paying the tax.

The passengers on tourist buses who pay the ZTL bus tax will also be exempt from the entry tax.

Free of Tax but Obligation to register and obtain QR Code

Even if you are exempt from paying the tax, you will still have to register (only if you are in Venice on the days of the 2024 tests and whatever the date of your stay in 2025) to obtain the exemption QR code.

However, discussions are currently underway between hoteliers and other rental accommodation providers and the Venice City Council to ensure that it is the latter that will be responsible for obtaining the QR code and sending it by email to the customer, along with all the data relating to your accommodation.

Registration is done on the dedicated website which will issue a QR code to be presented in the event of a check.

What is the Venice Access Tax for?

The primary purpose of the tax is to better manage tourist flows in such a way as to preserve Venice and also allow those who are there to enjoy it pleasantly.

This tax is also made to relieve the Venetians of the costs they pay today alone to maintain the city and its services:

The household waste service (which costs 41 million euros per year).
Maintenance and repair of the pavers (Masegni) that cover the streets of Venice.
The maintenance and repair of bridges.
The maintenance of docks and banks.

Maintaining the city's heritage, monuments of art and other elements you appreciate during your stay.

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