A ticket to Venice
Tourists will have to make reservations to visit the old town in Venice in the future.
The city`s major tweeted, “Tourism in Venice is starting again” – and didn’t want the situation to escalate again. Ticket bookings should soon make it possible to trace visitor flows ‘in real time’. Those responsible are planning to introduce a booking obligation for summer. Tourists will then have to reserve their trip to the old town online in advance – initially free of charge. From 2023, visitors should then buy a ticket to be able to visit the parts that are on the water, such as the historic centre.
The ticket for 2023 is especially important for day trippers to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the Italian agency Ansa, the aim is to always know in real time how many people are moving around the historic centre at the same time.
Many Venetians have been annoyed by mass tourism in the ‘Serenissima’ for years. During the corona pandemic, visitor numbers plummeted and there were calls for better control of tourist flows in the future.
The city plans to announce in the coming weeks when online reservations will become available.