Tourist Tax in Italy: the 2022 Full and Complete Guide With All Rates

In most European countries visitors have to pay a tourist tax and Italy is no exception. In this full and complete guide I will answer the most common questions about it. If you’re planning to visit Italy soon, check out the information below and calculate your rate for your trip!

Tourist tax in Italy

1. What’s The Tourist Tax?

The tourist tax in Italy is a tax that tourists have to pay per each night of their stay. It is collected by the accommodation they’re staying at – from all types of hotels, to B&B, hostels and campsites – over their vacation.

The amount varies according to the municipality and the type of accommodation: the more luxurious the higher the rate.

2. Why Is it Necessary?

Although the tourist tax is reinvested by the municipality mainly in heritage preservation, it is also used to implement all local services and facilities in order to keep the city in a good state and easily accessible to any tourists.

It’s a small amount per person but it helps us to make the difference in keeping our cultural heritage maintained.

3. Do Children Pay Tourist Tax in Italy?

In most cases children up to a certain age don’t have to pay. However, conditions are different in each municipality. To see in which category your kids fall into, please check the table below (see paragraph 4).

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4. How Much Is The Tourist Tax In Italy?

The tourist tax rate depends on each municipality. This tax is usually updated every year (sometimes every 2 years), therefore you always need to check the most recent rate.

In order for you to know how much you have to pay in each city you’ll be visiting, I collected all helpful data below: you will find the most touristic areas and corresponding taxes in three accommodation categories, children and elderly policies together with the period of time when the rate is applicable.

CITY

NIGHTS

5 STAR

TAX

4 STAR

TAX

3 STAR

TAX

CHILDREN / ELDERLY POLICY

AMALFI

Up to 4 nights (after that 50% discount is applicable)

from April 1st to November 2nd

€ 5,00

€ 3,00

€ 1,50

Free up to 10 years old

AOSTA

 

*

*

*

 

ASSISI

Max 4 nights

€ 2,00

€ 2,00

€ 1,50

Free up to 12 years old

BERGAMO

N/A

6% of the stay rate per night (breakfast included) up to € 4,00 per person 

Free up to 18 years old

BOLOGNA

Max 5 nights

Rates vary according to rate per person per night:

€ 1 – 70,99:     € 3,00

€ 71 – 120,99: € 4,00

over € 121:    € 5,00

Free up to 14 years old

CATANIA

Max 3 nights

€ 2,50

€ 1,50

€ 1,50

Free up to 18 years old

COMO

Max 4 nights

50% discount from October to March

€ 2,50

€ 2,50

€ 2,00

Free up to 14 years old

DESENZANO DEL GARDA

Rates are per person per stay

€ 3,00

€ 2,00

€ 1,50

Free up to 14 years old

FLORENCE

Max 7 nights

€ 5,00

€ 4,90

€ 4,50

Free up to 12 years old

GENOA

Max 8 nights

€ 4,50

€ 3,00

€ 1,50

Free up to 14 years old

ISCHIA

Max 7 nights

No tax from 

October to April

€ 2,00

€ 1,50

€ 1,00

Free up to 18 years old

LA SPEZIA

 

*

*

*

 

LAGO DI COMO

 

€ 2,50

€ 2,50

€ 2,00

 

LAGO DI GARDA

 

€ 2,00

€ 1,00

€ 1,00

 

LAGO D′ISEO

 

€ 1,50

€ 1,50

€ 1,00

 

LAGO MAGGIORE

 

€ 2,50

€ 1,50

€ 1,00

 

LUCCA

Max 3 nights

No tax from November to March

€ 3,00

€ 3,00

€ 2,50

Free up to 14 years old

MATERA

Max 3 nights

€ 4,00

€ 4,00

€ 2,00

Free up to 14 years old

MILAN

Max 14 nights

€ 5,00

€ 5,00

€ 4,00

Free up to 18 years old

NAPLES

Max 14 nights

€ 4,50

(€ 5,00 for 5-star L hotels)

€ 4,00

€ 3,00

Free up to 14 years old

PADOVA

 

*

*

*

 

PALERMO

Max 4 nights

€ 3,00

€ 2,00

€ 1,50

Free up to 12 years old

PARMA

Max 5 nights

€ 3,50

€ 3,50

€ 2,00

Free up to 12 years old

PERUGIA

Max 10 nights

€ 2,50

€ 2,00

€ 1,50

Free up to 14 years old

PISA

Max 3 nights (1st Sunday of November to the Sunday before Easter), max 5 nights (rest of the year)

€ 2,00

€ 2,00

€ 1,50

no exemptions

RIMINI

Max 7 nights

€ 4,00

€ 3,00

€ 2,00

N/A

RODI GARGANICO

 

€ 1,50

€ 1,20

€ 1,00

 

ROME

Max 10 nights

€ 7,00

€ 6,00

€ 4,00

Free up to 10 years old

SALERNO

 

€ 3,00

€ 3,00

€ 2,00

 

SAN VITO LO CAPO

 

€ 1,50

€ 1,50

€ 1,00

€ 1,00

SIENA

Max 4 nights

Low season (01 Nov to 28 or 29 Feb)

€ 3,00

High season (01 Mar to 31 Oct)

€ 5,00

Low season (01 Nov to 28 or 29 Feb)

€ 1,50

High season (01 Mar to 31 Oct)

€ 2,50

Low season (01 Nov to 28 or 29 Feb)

€ 1,50

High season (01 Mar to 31 Oct)

€ 2,50

Free up to 12 years old

SIRACUSA

Max 4 nights

50% discount in Jan, Feb & Nov

€ 2,50

€ 2,00

€ 1,50

Free up to 12 years old

SIRMIONE

Max 7 nights

€ 3,50

€ 2,30

€ 1,50

Free up to 14 years old

SORRENTO

Max 7 nights

(from April 1st to October 31st)

€ 2,00

€ 1,50

€ 1,00

Free up to 18 years old

and over 65 years old

TAORMINA

Max 10 nights

€ 5,00

€ 3,50

€ 2,00

Free up to 14 years old

TURIN

Max 7 nights

€ 5,00

€ 3,70

€ 2,80

Free up to 12 years old

VIESTE

Max 10 nights

Low season 01/10 – 31/05

€ 1,20 

High season 01/06 – 30/09

€ 2,20

Low season 01/10 – 31/05

€ 1,00 

High season 01/06 – 30/09

€ 2,00

Low season 01/10 – 31/05

€ 0,80 

High season 01/06 – 30/09

€ 1,60

Free up to 14 years old

VIAREGGIO

Max 10 nights

Low season 01/10 – 31/05

€ 3,00 

High season 01/06 – 30/09

€ 5,00

Low season 01/10 – 31/05

€ 2,00 

High season 01/06 – 30/09

€ 3,00

Low season 01/10 – 31/05

€ 1,00 

High season 01/06 – 30/09

€ 2,00

Free up to 18 years old

VENICE

€ 6,00: everyday of the year, except for:

limited influx of tourists – € 3,00 

high influx of tourists – € 8,00

exceptional influx of tourists – € 10,00

Free up to 6 years old

VERONA

Max 5 nights

€ 5,00

€ 3,50

€ 2,50

Free up to 14 years old

* depends on the hotel rates

5. Are There Any Exemptions?

Yes, there are some exemptions.

Below I collected the most common as each municipality has its own rules and regulations. The following, however, are shared with pretty much every municipality. Those who are exempt are:

a) residents in the municipality;

b) people with disabilities, with suitable medical certification, and relative accompanying person and parents who accompany children with disabilities;

c) patients in healthcare facilities and accompanying family members;

d) coach drivers and tour leaders who accompany groups organized by travel agencies;

e) members of the police and military forces, as well as the National Fire and Civil Protection Corps in case of service needs;

f) volunteers who offer their services in the social sector for events and manifestations organized by the Municipal, Provincial and Regional Administration or for environmental needs;

g) people who stay in the accommodation as a result of measures taken by public authorities to deal with emergency situations;

h) university students (only in some cases and upon certain conditions).

6. Is It Possible To Get Any Refunds?

If you book your stay in any accommodation in Italy where the tourist tax is automatically collected (e.g. Airbnb) and you are entitled to a refund (e.g. if you fall into the exemption category), you can request it by completing a refund form that you can find on each municipality website. Refunds will be processed at the end of your booking.

Take a look at examples of forms in Bologna and Milan.

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7. If I Stay In An Airbnb Or Apartment, Do The Same Rules Apply?

If you stay in any accommodation other than hotels, you have to pay the tourist tax. There is no exemption in this case.

The rate and conditions vary according to the type of accommodation, so you should check in with the place you’re staying at to verify all conditions applicable to your situation. In case of Airbnb you can check the rates on their website at this link.

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