Città di Vicenza

Street artists - buskers (english)

Updated to: 24/05/2017

Performing street artists are: dancers, jugglers, pavement artists, mime artists, musicians, portraitists and acrobats.
Street artists may perform freely within the rules in article 165 of the urban policing and trading standards regulations (city council resolution no. 54 of 29 Oct. 2013).
Street artists may perform anywhere in the municipal territory, including pedestrian precincts and public parks, but they must keep away from the following places:

  • healthcare facilities;
  • rest homes;
  • hospitals;
  • schools during teaching hours;
  • places of worship during religious ceremonies.

Street artists do not need to obtain a permit or to pay the rent for occupying a public area (COSAP).
Street artists must
not use sound amplifiers. No animal(s), of any species, may be used during performances.
Any donations must be collected
only in the place where the performance takes place, using containers placed on the ground.


Street artists may perform between 9 am and 2 pm and between 3.30 pm and 11 pm.
Musical performances, of whatever kind, must last at most 2 hours in the same place.
After that, the performers must move at least 150 metres away.

In any case, street artists must not hold musical performances and must not obstruct road or pedestrian traffic or commercial activities when concerts, performances or exhibitions are being held by public bodies or private organisers with permission from the city council.


Urban policing and trading standards regulations


Where and when

Sportello unico edilizia privata, attività produttive e commercio (Development policies office

Palazzo degli Uffici

Address: piazza Biade 26

Phone: 0444221630 (available monday, wednesday and friday 8.30-10, tuesday and thursday 8.30 -12.30)


Opening hours:

  • tuesday and thursday from 16.30 to 18 hours
  • wednesday and friday from 10 to 12.30

Available appointments online