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Тourist taxes in Italy

Since 2011 local tourist taxes called "Tassa di soggiorno" are applied in some popular tourist destinations of Italy. 
Generally the tax is a Euro amount corresponding to the hotel star rating. The taxable number of nights threshold varies from place to place as well as the tax rate (maximum 5 euro per night).
According to Italian laws the tourist tax should be paid directly at the hotel and cannot be prepaid for you by a tour operator.
The tax burden in some cases can be quite significant, for example for a "Rome - Florence - Venice" 7 nights tour the maximum amount of tourist tax can reach up to € 29 per person.
The money received from tourist tax shall be invested in the development of infrastructure, tourist services and support of cultural heritage of Italian cities. 
The table below shows the picture around the most popular Italian cities. However the list of the Italian cities applying the tourist tax is constantly increasing, the rates of the tax, being determined by cities' governments are also subjects to change. If you need more detailed information about a particular city, please contact us.
Tourist tax rates in cities of Italy
Destination Taxation season Hotel star rating № of taxable nights Age exception
B&B 1* 2* 3*   4* 5*
Alberobello Year round €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.50 €1.50 3 kids up to 13 y.o.
Ancona Year round tax depends on the price of the room: €0.50 each for a room costing up to €20 per person, €1.00 each for a room costing between €20.01 & €50.00 per person, €2.00 each for a room costing between €50.01 & €100 per person, and €3.00 each for a room over €100 per person 15 kids up to 14 years old
Bergamo Year round €2.00 €1.00 €1.70 €2.50 €3.50 €3.50 10 kids up to 16 y.o.
Capri Year round €2.00 €2.00 €2.00 €3.00 €4.00 €5.00 5  
Catania Year round €1.50 €1.00 €1.00 €1.50 €1.50 €2.50 3  
lake Como 01.04-31.10 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.50 €2.00 7 kids and teens up to 18 y.o.
Сortona 50% less in Nov, Jan, Feb, March €2.00 €1.00 €1.00 €2.00 €3.00 €3.50 4 kids up to 12 years old
Florence Year round €2.00 €1.00 €2.00 €3.00 €4.00 €5.00 10 kids up to 12 y.o.
Fiesole Year round €2.00 €1.00 €1.50 €2.00 €3.00 €5.00 from 8-th night 50% less kids up to 8 y.o.
Garda lake 01.06 - 30.09 €0.50 €0.50 €0.50 €0.80 €1.00 €2.00 unlimited kids up to 14 y.o.
Genova Year round €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €2.00 €3.00 8 kids up to 14 y.o.
Ischia island Year round €2.00 €2.00 €2.00 €3.00 €4.00 €5.00 7 kids up to 12 y.o.
Lecce Year round €0.75 €0.50 €0.75 €1.00 €1.25 €1.50 unlimited  younger  12 years, older 67 years
Milan2  50% less  10.01 - 30.06;  01.09 - 10.12 €2.00 €1.00 €2.00 €3.00 €4.00 €5.00 14 kids and teens up to 18 years old
Мontecatini Terme 20% less in Dec and Jan €0.70 €0.35 €0.70 €1.00 €1.40 €1.70 7 kids up to 10 years old
Montepulciano Year round €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.50 €2.00 unlimited kids up to 12 years old
Otranto 01.04-30.09 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.50 €2.00 €2.00 5 kids up to 12 y.o.
Padua Year round €1.00 €1.00 €1.50 €2.00 €3.00 €3.00 5 kids up to 16 y.o.
Pisa Year round €1.50 €1.00 €1.50 €1.50 €2.00 €2.00 5-at High season, 3-at Low season
Rome Year round €2.00 €2.00 €2.00 €2.00 €3.00 €3.00 10 kids up to 10 y.o.
Rimini Year round €1.00 €1.50 €1.50 €1.50 €2.00 €2.00 5 kids up to 12 y.o.
Salerno Year round €2.00 €2.00 €2.00 €2.00 €3.00 €3.00 5 (for B&B - 10 nights) kids up to 12 years old
San Gimignano 01.03 -31.10 €2.00 €0.75 €1.50 €2.00 €2.50 €3.00 10 kids up to 12 y.o.
Sardinia2 €0.50 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00-€2.00 €2.00 €2.00-€2.50 kids up to 12 y.o.
Sesto Fiorentino Year round €1.00 €1.00 €2.00 €3.00 €4.00 €5.00 10 kids up to 12 y.o.
Sicily:                  
Giardini Naxos Year round €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 10 kids up to 14 y.o.
Catania Year round €1.50 €1.00 €1.00 €1.50 €1.50 €2.50 3 kids and teens up to 18 y.o.
Terrasini Year round €0.50 €0.50 €0.50 €0.50 €0.50 €0.50 unlimited kids up to 10 y.o.
Cefalù 01.05-31.10 €0.50 €0.50 €0.50 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 unlimited kids up to 10 y.o.
Aeolian islands Year round €1.00 €0.50 €1.00 €2.50 €3.00 €3.00 unlimited  
Siena 01.03-31.10 €2.00 €2.00 €2.00 €2.00 €2.00 €5.00 6 kids up 12 y.o.
01.11-28.02 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €3.00 6 kids up to 12 y.o.
Sorrento coast 01.04-31.10 €1.50 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.50 €2.00 7 kids and teens up to 18 y.o.
Turin Year round €1.30-€3.20 €1.30 €1.80 €2.30 €3.20 €4.90-€5.00 4 kids up to 12 y.o.
Venice (historic center) High season¹ €2.00 €1.00 €2.00 €3.00 €4.00 €5.00 5 kids up to 10 years old do not pay, from 11 to 16 y.o. pay 50% from tax amount
Low season¹ €1.50 €0.50 €1.00 €1.50 €2.00 €2.50 5
Venice (Lido and islands) High season¹ €2.10 €0.70 €1.40 €2.10 €2.80 €4.50 5
Low season¹ €1.05 €0.35 €0.70 €1.05 €1.40 €2.25 5
 Venice (mainland) High season¹ €1.80 €0.60 €1.20 €1.80 €2.40 €3.00 5
Low season¹ €0.90 €0.30 €0.60 €0.90 €1.20 €1.50 5
1. High season in Venice: during Venice Carnival; Easter as defined by the Wednesday prior to the Tuesday after; from 01 April to 31 October; the whole of the week in which 08 December falls; from 23 December to to the first Sunday after 06 January inclusive. Low season: other part of the year.
2. The tax is applied from 01 September 2012.
3. In Sardinia the tax is applied in few cities (Сagliari, Villasimius, Domus di Maria and others), the rates slightly differ from city to city.