The situation in Italy, Veneto and Venice: updates and an overview

Italy developed a system according to the pandemic situation.  For a perfect trip we advise you to always check the conditions of access to the country before traveling to Italy.

From 1st April Hotels don’t have to ask for  the reinforced green pass to their guests and external customers.


  • Mask recommended inside: Public transport from 30/9/2022 no longer be mandatory. 
  • Mask recommended inside: cinemas, theaters, shows and outdoor concerts.

 Venice in detail:

St. Mark’s Basilica: visits to the Basilica resume with the purchase of the ticket at the gate after waiting in line; on Saturdays and Sundays at the church of San Basso, in front of the north gate of the Basilica, where you can purchase also the ticket for the bell-tower and for the San Marco Museum, which allows access to the Basilica’s internal upper walkways and to the terrace on the first floor where the horses are located. The service to book in advance is active on the website 
Church 9:45 – 17 (Sunday and holidays 14-17). Bell-tower 9:45 to 21:15.

Guggenheim Collection regularly open  – Sunday to Monday from 10am to 6pm. For visits on weekends, reservations are required at least one day in advance.

Gallerie dell’Accademia open Monday from 8:15 am to 2:00 pm, the high days 8:15 am to 7:15 pm.

Civic Museums of Venice: Palazzo Ducale and Correr every day, the others only from Thursday to Sunday.

Palazzo Ducale every day from 10.00 to 18.00 (last admission at 17.00).
First floor of the Correr Museum, every day from 10.00 to 18.00 (last admission at 17.00)
St. Mark’s Library Monumental Halls: everyday 11-17.
Archeological Museum: everyday 11-17.
Ticket to the St. Mark’s museum includes all of the above.

Ca ‘Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art from Thu to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00
Murano Glass Museum from Thu to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00
Burano Lace Museum from Thu to Sunday from 12.00 to 16.00
Palazzo Mocenigo Museum from Thu to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00
Ca ‘Rezzonico – Museum of the Venetian eighteenth century from Thu to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00
Natural History Museum Giancarlo Ligabue from Thu to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00
Carlo Goldoni’s House Museum from Thu to Sunday from 12.00 to 16.00
Clock Tower in St. Mark’s: Thu-Fri-Sat-Sun at 2PM and 3PM, guided tour and reservation needed.
Fortuny Palace: open from 09/03/2022. Open every day from 10 to 17, except Tuesdays.

Naval Museum: Until November 1 Fri-Sat-Sun 11-17. Ships Pavilion temporarily closed.


Scuola Grande di San Rocco (Tintoretto paintings): everyday 9:30 – 17:30, booking not necessary. Church of San Rocco closed due to renovations.
Frari Basilica: everyday 9 – 18 except Sunday and holidays 13-18. Admission fee 3 Euro. Altarpiece by Titian covered due to renovations.
Ss. Giovanni and Paolo Basilica: 9-18, Sunday and holidays 12-18. Admission fee 3,50 Euro.
Salute Basilica: everyday 9:30 – 12 and 15 – 17:30. Sanctum Mon to Sat 10-12 and 15-17; Sun 15-17.

Visit to the island of S. Francesco of the Desert in the northern lagoon: line 12 from Fondament Nove stop to Burano in 45 minutes, then boat service by Laguna FLA Group – Call Mr. Massimiliano 3479922959 for the boat reservation. Visists 9 to 11 and 15 to 17, closed on Monday and on the St. Francesco festivities of Sept. 17 and Oct. 4 in the morning. Free offer.

Island of S. Servolo: Line 20 from S. Zaccaia stop. Museum of the mental asylum requires a reservation. Guided tours under the management of Biennale.

Island S. Lazzaro of the Armenians: everyday, booking required, 1st shif 9:45 – 11:45, 2nd 13:45 – 15:45, 3rd 15:45 – 17:15.

Island of S. Giorgio, Cini Foundation: reservation online at

Cini Palace: Fri to Sun 12-20, booking recommended online at


The above times and the situation are purely for indicative purposes and may undergo variations, it is always advisable to check from official sources.

Where to get a COVID-19 test?

Quick test – Terminal Ground floor everyday 8AM to 5 PM – 35 Euro – No booking required
Molecular test PCR – Terminal Ground floor everyday 8AM to 5PM – 100 Euro – Booking required
INFO: +393208337932

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