Starting January 2023, Venice will become the first city in the world to regulate tourist flows through the payment of an access fee.
A choice dictated by the will of the municipal administration to defend the historic city of Venice from the chaos of mass tourism.
The ticket will range from a minimum of 3 euros to a maximum of 10 per person. Prices depend on whether it’s a day with a green, red or black sticker, depending on how many tourists are expected in the city.
You’ll pay in advance by credit card or bank transfer, or you can pay on site, depending on how many tourists are actually in the city.
The ticket will be paid by tourists from outside the city, who will not stay overnight, but still want to access the Ancient City and the smaller islands.
If you don’t have a ticket or lie to get the discount, you risk getting fined 50-300 euros.
HOW MUCH DOES VENICE TOURIST TAX COST IF YOU STAY IN THE CITY
The tourist tax rates in Venice change with the seasons, unlike other cities in Italy.
Low and high season isn’t consecutive from month to month; it changes depending on the period or event. Here’s a summary table of the dates Venice considers high season:
From January 1st to the first Sunday after Epiphany.
The dates on which the Carnival falls.
The week between the Wednesday before Easter and the Tuesday after.
From April 1st to October 31st.
From the week including December 8th to December 31st.
Here’s the price of the tourist tax in Venice during high season, divided by type of accommodation:
€3.00 per day for B&B;
From €1.00 to €2.50 per day for guest houses, depending on the category;
€1.00 per day for 1-star hotels;
€2.00 per day for 2-star hotels;
€3.00 per day for 3-star hotels;
€4.00 per day for 4-star hotels;
€5.00 per day for 5-star hotels.
Prices during the low season usually drop by 50%. Here is the price list:
€1.50 per day for B&B;
From €0.75 to €1.25 per day for guest houses, depending on the category;
€0.50 per day for 1-star hotels;
€1.00 per day for 2-star hotels;
€1.50 per day for 3-star hotels;
€2.00 per day for 4-star hotels;
€2.50 per day for 5-star hotels.
Remember that children under 10 do not have to pay the tourist tax