As beautiful as it is fragile, Venice is a true jewel that needs to be treated with love and respect. Join us in supporting the city's awareness campaign #EnjoyRespectVenezia.
Please find below the list of the 12 good rules for the responsible visitor promoted by the municipality:
- Discover the hidden treasures of Venice in the least visited places to appreciate Venice’s exceptional beauty.
- Explore the islands in the lagoon and Mainland Venice, participate in events spread throughout the Metropolitan City.
- Taste the local products and typical Venetian cuisine.
- Visit the artisans' workshops and learn about the ancient trades that still exist today in Venice. Choose only original products and do not buy any goods from illegal vendors.
- Book tours with qualified tourist guides able to recount Venice's thousand-year-old history.
- Walk on the right, do not stand at any time on bridges, do not even lead bikes by hand.
- Steps of churches, bridges, wells, monuments and banks of streams, canals etc. are not picnic areas. Please use the public gardens for this necessity.
- St. Mark's Square is a monumental site and excluding pertinent bars and restaurants, it is forbidden to stand at any time in order to consume food or drink.
- Venice is a city of art: it is forbidden to camp, walk about in swimwear, dive and swim. The beaches at Lido and Pellestrina can be easily reached.
- Respect the environment and artistic wealth: do not litter, do not vandalize with graffiti, or padlocks. Do not give food to the pigeons.
- If you are staying in an apartment or flat, please get informed about the garbage recycling collection.
- Plan your trip and choose to visit Venice when it is less crowded. Consult the Tourist Report.
We kindly invite you to visit the www.comune.venezia.it/en/content/enjoyrespectvenezia to learn more the forbidden behaviors and other important regulations applied in the city.