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From Bologna to Venezia: Your guide to the latest entry rules.

From Bologna to Venice: Your Guide to the Latest Entry Rules

From Bologna to Venice: Your Guide to the Latest Entry Rules

Did you know that in just one hour, you can go from the historic city of Bologna to the enchanting canals of Venice? Italy’s extensive high-speed rail network offers a seamless and comfortable travel experience, allowing you to reach your desired destination effortlessly.

Once you arrive in Venice, you’ll find yourself in a city like no other. Known for its romantic ambiance, stunning architecture, and unique waterways, Venice is a must-visit destination for any traveler. Spend your day exploring the narrow alleys, crossing picturesque bridges, and indulging in delicious Italian cuisine at local trattorias.

Here are some important things to know about new rules for Venice in 2024:

The Municipal government recently approved the Venice Pass.

This entry ticket, set to officially launch in 2024, will undergo a trial period of 30 days starting from April 25, 2024, coinciding with the feast day of Venice’s patron saint, San Marco. The pass involves an initial fee of 5 euros for individuals aged 14 and above entering the city for a day visit. However, the fee does not apply from 4:00 PM to 8:30 AM. Certain exemptions are in place, including those traveling for work, residents of the Veneto region, individuals staying in local accommodations, those requiring medical treatment, participants in sports competitions, law enforcement on duty, minors under 14, and third-degree relatives of Venice residents. Exempt individuals must register on a dedicated portal and book their visit.

Starting from January 16, 2024, a platform created by Venis Spa is available for purchasing the Venice Pass or requesting an exemption. The portal can be accessed at

In addition to the entry ticket, new regulations limit organized tourist groups to a maximum of 25 people, starting from June 1. Guides are prohibited from using microphones and speakers to address the needs of residents and promote pedestrian mobility. Turnstiles will be installed at entry points in the city to control the daily influx of tourists. Access to Venice will require pre-booking through a dedicated app, along with paying an entry fee.

The initial cost during the trial period will be 5 euros for everyone, with the regular fee ranging from 3 to 10 euros per person depending on the day. The fee may also be paid on-site and is expected to vary based on the day of entry, categorized by colored stickers. Peak days, marked as black sticker days, will incur higher costs, up to 10 euros, with fees increasing as the number of visitors rises. The initial maximum daily entry limit of 40,000 people may be subject to change. Accommodated visitors are not counted within this limit.

Before setting off for Venice, ask me what to see, the best tourist guides to use for your tour and all the practical information you need to purchase your high-speed train tickets. I’m here to help you!


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