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 not staying there will not become effective until 2025.

The tax payment system will be tested for twenty days in 2024 at holidays such as Easter, May 1 or the November 2 long weekend. But the precise dates of the 2024 test are not yet known.

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

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 a dedicated website or through an application for smartphones, which do not yet exist, and 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 paying the tax for stays in Venice longer than one day

Tourists who can prove that they have booked a hotel room, a bed and breakfast or an apartment in Venice (Municipal territory: Venice, Murano, Burano, Lido, Pellestrina, Favaro Veneto, Mestre-Carpenedo, Chirignago-Zelarino and Marghera) for more than one night will be exempt from payment. There will be no steps to do for them, and their host will take care of it and provide them with an exemption QR code.

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

Residents of the city of Venice and their parents up to the 3rd degree of kinship, students enrolled at school or university in Venice, owners of a home in Venice, whether Italian or foreign, and anyone travelling to Venice for professional reasons are also automatically exempted.

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

Touristic bus passengers who pay the ZTL bus tax will also be exempt from the tax.

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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