Quick Guide to Venice’s 2024 Day-Trip: Dates, Fees, and How to Pay
What You Need to Know
Venice, renowned for its historic streets and canals, continues to captivate visitors’ attention all around the world.
However, with the recent announcement of the 2024 date schedule for day-trippers by the Venice City Council, visits to the city now require a bit more planning and budgeting.
Here are the details and costs associated with day-trip entry to Venice.
Venice’s city council recently approved a special arrangement, introducing a 5-euro entry ticket for day visitors stepping into the city in 2024. The city has outlined the specific 29 days in 2024 when day visitors are required to purchase an entry ticket to step foot in Venice.
Venice’s 2024 Entry Fee Schedule
During the following periods in 2024:
- April 25–30
- May 1–5, 11–12, 18–19, 25–26
- June 8–9, 15–16, 22–23, 29–30
- July 6–7, 13–14
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., the 5-euro entry fee will be charged to every person over the age of 14 entering the historic city of Venice, excluding residents, property owners, university students in the city, and employees working in Venice.
Hotel guests, who already pay a nightly tourist tax, are also exempt. However, they still need to pre-register online or obtain a QR code from their hotel.
How to Pay the Venice Entry Fee for Day Visitors?
To pay the entry fee, day visitors can conveniently log on to http://cda.ve.it. Here, they can obtain a QR code, which serves as proof of payment or exemption in case of checks.
The QR code certifies the payment of the contribution or the eligibility for exclusion/exemption and should be kept with visitors at all times, as emphasized by the city.
This streamlined online process ensures a hassle-free experience for visitors and helps them adhere to the city’s entry regulations seamlessly.
What Is the Purpose of the Venice Entry Fee?
To tackle the issue of over-tourism in Venice, an entry ticket system has been approved after more than two years of discussions and delays. This decision follows a UNESCO recommendation to include Venice on the List of World Heritage in Danger, highlighting the growing challenges the city faces.
Venice has witnessed a consistent increase in visitor numbers since the beginning of the 21st century, reaching a record high in 2019, and 2023 is expected to surpass those numbers. Despite the Italian government’s previous ban on large cruise ships in the historic center, implemented in response to protests from residents, environmentalists, and Venice enthusiasts, the city still struggles with daytime crowding.
The fee aims to manage tourist crowds and divert them to other dates, as cramped streets and long lines at popular attractions like St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace have become synonymous with the Venice experience.
Where Does It Apply and What Penalties Are Imposed?
Please note that this regulation applies exclusively to the historic city of Venice and does not extend to the smaller surrounding islands.
Fines for non-compliance range from €50.00 to €300.00.