Simon Smith | Manager, Operations and Destination Engagement | 5 July 2019

Update 5 July 2019 – Venice contributo di sbarco start date postponed from 1 September 2019 to 1 January 2020 

Tassa / Imposta di Soggiorno

The Tourist tax is a city tax (tassa/imposta di soggiorno) levied in approximately 1,000 local Governments (municipalities) and each municipality has the authority to implement a tax up to a maximum amount of €5 per person per night (Legislative Decree No.23 of 14 March 2011 Article 4), except in Rome and Venice. These destinations are allowed to levy up to a maximum of €10 per person per night (Article 1 paragraph 1129 of the Law of Financial Statements 2019, page 317).

The tax revenue is intended to finance tourism including supporting accommodation providers as well as the maintenance and recovery of cultural and environmental heritage and local public services.

The amount of the tax is generally an overnight tax and depends on a hotel’s star rating (except in Bologna where it depends on the cost of stay). There can be multiple variations between municipalities, in particular the maximum number of consecutive nights threshold to which the tax is applied, and different reductions and exemptions. In addition, there can be variations within each destination such as in Venice where the tax varies depending on location and seasonality.

Some municipalities (small islands) also levy a day tax on visitors, known as a landing contribution (contributo/tassa di sbarco). Capri is one such destination levying €2.50 per visitor. Venice will start collecting from 1 January 2020 and further information can be found below.

Below are selected destinations and further information can be found by clicking on the title of the destination.

While best efforts have been made to verify the accuracy of the information on 31 May 2019, the information displayed should be used as guidance only.

Hotel Star Rating  Reductions Some Exemptions
 (per person, per night) 
Agrigento
(max 4 nights)
1.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.00 Children under 14,
A
dults under 30 staying in a Youth Hostel, 
Disabled persons
Amalfi
(April-2 Nov)
1.50 1.50 1.50 3.00 5.00 50% after 4 nights Children under 10,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 25 persons,
D
isabled persons 
Assissi
(max 3 nights)
1.00 1.00 1.50 2.00 2.00 50% groups from primary and secondary schools on an educational visit,
50% sport groups,
50% groups travelling by coach who have already paid the coach access fee
Children under 12,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 25 persons,
D
isabled persons plus carer
Catania
(max 4 nights)
2.00 2.00 2.00 2.50 3.50/5 Children under 18,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 25 persons,
D
isabled persons,
Y
outh Hostels
Como (High)
(Apr-Sep, max 4 nights)
0.75 1.00 2.00 2.50 4.00 Children under 14,
Coach drivers & tour leaders, Disabled persons plus carer 
Como (Low)
(Oct-Mar, max 4 nights)
0.38 0.50 1.00 1.25 2.00 Children under 14,
Coach drivers & tour leaders, Disabled persons plus carer 
Florence
(max 7 nights)
2.00 3.00 4.00 4.80 5.00 50% groups from primary and secondary schools on an educational visit,
50% sport groups
Children under 12
Genoa
(max 8 nights)
1.50 1.50 1.50 3.00 4.50 Children under 14
Lecce (High)
(May-Sep, max 5 nights)
2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 3.00 50% business events,  
50% groups from primary and secondary schools on an educational visit,
50% sport groups,
30% groups travelling by coach who have already paid the coach access fee
 
Children under 12,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 20 persons,
Disabled persons plus carer,
Youth Hostels
Lecce (Low)
(Oct-Apr, max 5 nights
1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.50 50% business events,  
50% groups from primary and secondary schools on an educational visit,
50% sport groups,
30% groups travelling by coach who have already paid the coach access fee
 
Children under 12,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 20 persons,
Disabled persons plus carer,
Youth Hostels
Matera
(max 2 nights)
2.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 4.00 Children under 14,
D
isabled persons
Milan
(max 14 nights)
2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 5.00 50% business events  Children under 18,
Adults under 30 staying in a Youth Hostel,
Disabled persons plus carer
Montecatini (High)
(Feb-Nov, max 7 nights)
0.35 0.70 1.00 1.40 1.70 Children under 10,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader
Montecatini (Low)
(Dec-Jan, max 7 nights)
0.28 0.56 0.80 1.12 1.36 Children under 10,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader
Naples
(new rates from 1 July 2019) (max 14 nights)
1.50 2.00 3.00 4.00 4.50/5 Children under 14, 
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 25 persons,
Disabled persons plus carer,
Youth Hostels
Palermo
(max 4 nights)
0.50 1.00 1.50 2.00 3/4 Children under 12,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader
Pisa (High)
(Mon before Easter to first Sun in Nov, max 5 nights)
1.00 1.50 1.50 2.00 2.00 Children under 10
Pisa (Low)
(First Sun in Nov to Sun before Easter, max 3 nights)
1.00 1.50 1.50 2.00 2.00 Children under 10
Rome
(max 10 nights)
3.00 3.00 4.00 6.00 7.00 Children under 10,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 25 persons
Siena (High)
(Mar-Oct, max 4 nights)
2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 5.00 Children under 12,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 25 persons,
Disabled persons plus carer
Siena (Low)
(Nov-Feb, max 4 nights)
1.50 1.50 1.50 1.50 3.00 Children under 12,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 25 persons,
D
isabled persons plus carer
Sorrento
(Apr-Oct, max 7 nights)
1.50 1.50 1.50 3.00 4.00 Children under 18
Taormina
(max 10 nights)
1.00 1.50 2.00 3.50 5.00 Children under 12,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 25 persons
Trieste
(max 5 nights)
1.20 1.50 2.00 2.20 2.50 Children under 18,
C
oach drivers & tour leaders, Disabled persons
Turin
(max 7 nights)
2.30 2.30 2.80 3.70 5.00 Children under 12,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 20 persons
Venice (High)
(Feb-Dec, max 5 nights, Old Town)
1.00 2.00 3.50 4.50 5.00 20% Islands (10% if 5 star)  30% Mainland  Additional 50% 10-16 years old Children under 10,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 25 persons,
D
isabled persons
Venice (Low)
(Jan, max 5 nights, Old Town)
0.70 1.40 2.40 3.10 3.50 20% Islands (10% if 5 star)  30% Mainland  Additional 50% 10-16 years old Children under 10,
1 coach driver & 1 tour leader for every 25 persons,
Disabled persons
Verona
(max 5 nights)
1.00 1.50 2.50 3.50 5.00 Children under 14,
2 coach drivers & 1 tour leader for every 25 persons,
D
isabled persons plus carer, Youth Hostels
Cost of Stay
(per person, per night, including breakfast, excluding VAT)
Reductions Some Exemptions
1-70.99   71-120.99   121 and above 
Bologna (€)
(max 5 nights)
3.00 4.00 5.00 Children under 14

Venice contributo di sbarco (Landing contribution)

Day tax, known as an access fee/contribution in Venice, for visitors who do not pay the overnight/city tax (tassa/imposta di soggiorno). The transport carrier collects the access fee.

The objective of the contribution is to:

  • Regulate the number of tourists to “guarantee the liveability of the residents”.
  • Use the money raised to maintain city infrastructure such as pavements (masegni), canal banks, bridges and for cleaning and waste removal operations.
 € per person, per day
(until midnight)
Bollino Verde
(Green stamp)
(low season days)
Standard
(main season days)
Bollino Rosso
(Red stamp)
(high season days)
Bollino Nero
(Black stamp)
(very high season days)
 Venice   
from 1 January 2020 3.00 6.00 8.00 10.00

Bollino Verde (Green), Bollino Rosso (Red) and Bollino Nero (Black) days (the ‘stamp system’) are determined by Municipal Executive resolution, normally before 30 June of the year previous to their application. 2020 days have not been published at the time of writing (July 2019) and will be published here when announced.

Reduction Some Exemptions
50% visitors staying in hotels in the Veneto region (except on Bollino Verde days) if agreed between the Venice municipality, the accommodation provider and the local municipality of the accommodation provider Visitors staying in hotels in the municipal area who pay the overnight/city tax,
Visitors using the “Venezia Unica” Citypass card,
Children under 6,
Disabled persons plus carer,
Persons born in the municipality of Venice

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