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Venice finally introduces long awaited charges for entering the city on peak spring and summer dates with the launch of its new website. Learn more about what to expect below and whether or not you'll have to pay extra for your visit.
Venice will now charge visitors €5 ($5.43) per day to try and curb overtourism that is damaging the city.
The city launched a trial last year, which has been expanded this year to the following peak travel dates:
May 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th
June 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 23rd, 29th and 30th
July 6th, 7th, 13th, and 14th
If you wish to visit the city on these days, you'll need to visit the official website here and pay the tax. After that, you'll receive a QR code. While there won't be any physical barriers, inspectors will randomly check that tourists have paid.
There are exemptions in place for residents as well as those who have booked a hotel room and are staying in the city. It's also free for children under the age of six.