This European city will start charging entrance fee in 2024

It’s hard to imagine that a small fee will keep visitors away from the magic that is Venice. (Image courtesy of Kit Suman/Unsplash)

If you’re spending the night you are exempt, but if you are just visiting Venice for the day in 2024, be prepared to pay a 5 euro entrance fee on peak days. That’s about $5.35 with the current exchange rate. Not a huge amount, but notable in that it’s the first city in the world to charge day visitors.

While not yet back to pre-pandemic levels, when the number of annual tourists topped 5.5 million, the City of Canals welcomed more than 4.6 million visitors in 2022. With its narrow streets and foot bridges, the hordes of visitors overwhelmed the city.

– Staff report, The Travel 100