It is scheduled to become the first city in the world to compel visitors to pay a charge to enter the city. Simone Venturini, who serves as Venice’s councilor for tourism.
The new move was described by Venturini as a “great revolution,” It was presented as a solution to the issue of excessive tourism that the city of lagoons has been dealing with for decades. The price of the ticket will range anywhere from a minimum of three euros all the way up to ten euros. The price will not be set in stone, but rather it will change based on the number of people who come: The price will go up proportionately to the number of applications received.
Exceptions for some
This fall will see the debut of the sophisticated ticket booking system and its accompanying web platform. Michele Zuin, a councilor for the budget, emphasized that the requirement to purchase an admission ticket does not apply in every circumstance.
People who are disabled, homeowners, those who come to the city for health reasons or to see relatives, and those who come to the town to attend a sporting or cultural event will not be required to pay the tax. Neither will residents nor children younger than six years old.
Guests staying at hotels for more than one night will not be required to pay the entrance fee because they will have already paid a tourist tax through their hotel.
The historic city of Venice as well as the following islands will require payment of the entrance fee: Lido di Venezia, Pellestrina, Murano, Burano, Torcello, Sant’Erasmo, Mazzorbo, Mazzorbetto, Vignole, S. Andrea, La Certosa, S. Servolo, S. Clemente, and Poveglia.
The consequences for violating the terms of a ticket will range anywhere from fifty to three hundred euros.