Come this summer, Venice won't be implementing the entry fee on tourists after all.
The entry tax, which was due to start in June 2022, has now been
postponed to launch in 16 January 2023 instead, according to Euronews.
authorities said the tax is necessary to curb overtourism. As visitor
numbers returned to pre-pandemic levels earlier in the spring, the city
council decided to move forward with the entry fee.
This follows last year's ban on cruise ships exceeding 25,000 gross
tons from Venice's Giudecca Canal. While Venice remains on cruise
itineraries, large ships will call in Marghera, a port that is 11km from
of 2023, daytrippers to Venice will be expected to pay to enter the
lagoon city, varying from vary from €3 (US$3.20) in low season to €10 on
particularly busy days. They will have to pre-book their visit and pay
an entrance fee through a dedicated booking app.