Venice drone flights?


#1

Hi.
I’ve just been put into the GeoZones map on the DJI Go app by the very helpful @Brian.

I’m going to Venice, Italy (yes, THAT Venice!) after Xmas. The GeoZone map doesn’t ID any NFZ except the airport

Anyone know whether flying is allowed there?


#2

I’ve no idea if it’s allowed there, but I’ve been to Venice a few times (not since flying drones, admittedly) and it’s somewhere I can’t imagine I’d want to try and fly.

What isn’t water is pretty much always chock-a-block with people - and the bits that are water are very busy with boats and gondolas … and hence people.

Italy gets a bit twitchy about its many UNESCO world heritage locations - and, without checking, I can’t imagine Venice isn’t one.

I’ll be interested find out what you discover, though - and what you experience flying there is if you discover that you can.


#3

This thread suggests (by an Italian) that a permit is needed. Rather as I anticipated.

https://www.quora.com/Is-it-legal-to-fly-drones-in-Venice-Italy


#4

Beat me to it Dave, had just copied that to paste in here :rofl:


#5

Thanks guys… will check out the links!


#6

The reason I asked is that I’m going on a photography workshop in January when it will be very quiet on the dawn shoots and I was hoping to get some drone shots. I’ve been there a few times when it’s been busy, but early morning in early January I expect it to be almost empty (and cold!) But no worries…I can see it’s not allowed, so I will leave M2P at home.
This page also seems helpful:

Thanks again.