From January 16, 2023, visitors to Venice, Italy, will have to pay a entry fee. The reservation must be made in advance. Tickers will be available for tourists online starting this year. The cost of the ticket will range from a three-euro minimum right up to 10 euros. It will be the first city in the world to require this but Civita di Bagnoregio, one village in Italy, has introduced in 2013 a €1.50 ($1.67) charge for daytrippers.The price of the entry fee in Venice will vary and will be higher for groups. The price will also depend on the time of the year.The complex ticket booking system and its online platform will be unveiled and will include many exceptions: residents and children aged under six, disabled people, local homeowners, those who come to the city for health reasons or to visit relatives and those coming to attend a sporting or cultural event. he entrance fee will apply to the Venice historic center and to Lido di Venezia, Pellestrina, Murano, Burano, Torcello, Sant’Erasmo, Mazzorbo, Mazzorbetto, Vignole, S. Andrea, La Certosa, S. Servolo, S. Clemente and Poveglia. It was also announced a punishing fee of 50 up to 300 euros for ticket violations.
Authorities said the tax is necessary for curbing the overwhelming number of daytrippers visiting the historic center. Due to the large number of visitors who entered the city daily, previously authorities in Venice banned large cruise ships from reaching its territory. In addition, the City also plans to install cameras in order to monitor people’s movement throughout Venice. The deputy mayor for social welfare, tourism, and economic development in the City of Venice, Simone Venturini, unfolded plans to impose limitations in this City, aiming to discourage one-day tourism and encourage slower tourism. According to data, about 100,000 tourists visit the city daily, flooding the narrow streets, canals and squares. This has been described as ‘hit-and-run’ tourism that is disruptive to the local life and culture. Entry gates will be installed at the city’s entrance points.