In the midst of Venice preparing for the return of summer tourism a Rumored is spreading To Have Venice Entrance Fee at what’s likely to be pre-pandemic levels, Officials in Italy’s perennial holiday destination are moving ahead with a plan to manage crowds and create the first-ever Venice entrance fee for the city.
The plan is in the works and has been in the making since before COVID came into effect. It will require all day-trippers to reserve an advance ticket on the internet and then pay a cost of between EUR3 ($3.20) and EUR10 ($10.50) depending on the amount of traffic Venice will be on the date of their planned trip, according to the Guardian. (Expect that the fee will be set at EUR10 in the coming season.)
CNN has reported that the city’s mayor’s office has confirmed that the booking system will be launched in the coming month as the trial phase, with the cost of entry scheduled to be mandatory in January 2023.
Venice Entrance Fee
The Venice entrance fee won’t be required prior to when the pilot period begins, but people who reserve tickets during the pilot time will be offered incentives to participate, like discounted admission to museums, Venice tourism councilor Simone Venturini said to the Italian La Repubblica newspaper.
Venturini stated that the website that Venice’s day visitors will make reservations for visits is undergoing the final touches from officials of the city’s government prior to the launch in June. (Frommer’s will forward an informational link as soon as it is accessible.)
From January 1, any day-tripper who hasn’t booked an appointment or paid an entry charge will not be permitted to be admitted to Venice. The city may eventually put up gates and turnstiles at important access points to improve security, as per La Repubblica.
It is important to note that overnight guests in Venice do not need to pay the fee because they already have to pay the tourist tax.
The cost of admission is targeted to stifle the influx of crowds with a quick turnover that arrives in Venice for a couple of hours at a time. The economic, cultural, and environmental impacts of the tourist churn were previously the reason for Italy’s decision to prohibit cruise vessels from Venice’s central area.
Prior to the outbreak being declared, as many as 80,000 had been reported to be visiting Venice every day in the city of around 50k residents.