Venice has launched its online ‘tourist tax’ payment platform as part of its plans to charge day visitors a one-time fee of €5 to enter the city.
Day-trippers can make payments online via the official portal before entering.
Visitors staying overnight are exempt but must register their visit via the same portal. Travellers visiting the islands of Murano, Burano, and Lido are also not required to pay.
The Italian Tourism Board said in a statement that the fee aims to “strike a balance” between residents and visitors, and to combat overtourism.
Also known as the Venice Access Fee, the €5 payment is applicable only on specific dates throughout the peak season which usually falls from 25 April to 5 May, and weekends in May and June and the first two weeks of July between from 8:30am to 4pm.
Residents of the Municipality of Venice and individuals born in the Municipality of Venice, minors under 14, students and family members of residents are exempted from paying.
Once payment is made, a QR Code will be issued to be produced at checkpoints or 29 designated historical sites and landmarks. A fine will be levied for those who avoid paying the tourism tax.
Learn more at www.cda.ve.it
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