Pre-booking service for sights, transit, and services offering minor discounts
Venice used to have something called the Venice Card (rip-off), which became Venice Connected in 2009 (still pretty worthless), which became Venezia Unica in 2013 and has become the de facto way you have to book such things as transit passes and municipal WiFi (€5 ($6) a day).
It also can shave a few euro each off parking (€23.40 ($26) vs. €26 ($29)).
It can also get you mild discounts if you buy a "pack" of museum and church passes—but only if you are going to use everything the pass comes with. Note that you can pick and choose your services a la carte, but most folks just get one of the pre-bundled packs:
- €28.90 ($32) for a "Silver City Pass" covering the Musei di San Marco and your choice of 3 churches. Retail that would be €29 ($32). Savings: €0.10 ($0).
- €80.90 ($89) for a "Gold City Pass" covering all Museum Pass sights plus two others, 18 churches, the Jewish Museum, 3-day transit pass, and 24 hours of city WiFi. That would retail for €104 ($115). Savings: €23.90 ($26).
- €125.90 ($139) for a "Platinum City Pass" covering all Museum Pass sights plus two others, 18 churches, the Jewish Museum, a tour of La Fenice opera house, a 7-day transit pass, a lagoon tour, and 24 hours of city WiFi. That would retail for €165 ($182). Savings: €39.50 ($44).
Coverage: Modest discounts for the full sightseeing package, parking at the main garage on Piazzale Roma, WiFi access.
Should I get the Venezia Unica card?: Possibly. If you plan to do all the sightseeing. You might end up buying one anyway if you decide to get a transit pass, since loading it onto a Venezia Unica is now the only way to get one.
Book it: Veneziaunica.it