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Venezia Unica Tourist Pass (2020)

The "tourist" version of the Venezia Unica pass (formerly called "Venice Connected" and "Venice Card") can save you money on municipal museums and churches, but it's less convenient to buy and use than most city passes.

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ABOVE: Visitors enjoy the view from the stern of a No. 1 vaporetto on the Grand Canal.

By Durant Imboden

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Over the years, Venice's tourist authorities have sold several different city passes for tourists. One, the Venice Card, was discontinued in 2009; a more recent version, Venice Connected, was replaced by the Venezia Unica City Pass in December, 2013.

The new pass is confusing because it comes in two versions:

In this article, we'll focus on the "tourist" version. (If you're planning on staying in Venice for several weeks or longer, see our Venezia Unica Pass for frequent users article.)

What you get:

The Venezia Unica tourist pass is a stored-value "culture card" that gives free admission to the Doge's Palace and a number of museums without standing in a ticket line.

In addition, you get discounts at various other museums and exhibitions in Venice.

The pass is good for seven days from the first day of use.

Optional services:

Our advice:

Unless you're planning to visit a lot of museums and churches, the tourist version of the Venezia Unica pass probably isn't worth the cost or the bother. Still, if you want more information, see the card's official Web site at:


Note: Turbopass, a European company that offers passes in more than a dozen cities, now has its own Venice City Pass that competes directly with Venice Conected. If you're interested in a city pass, we suggest that you compare both products.

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