City Taxes

Barcelona / Catalonia
We hereby inform you that, from November 1st, 2012, a tax on touristic accommodation stays will come into effect. It will apply to all clients staying in any part of Catalonia and it will be of obligatory application in all 1- to 5-star hotels, tourist apartments, campsite and rural tourism establishments. As it has been approved by the government of Catalonia, the following costs will apply depending on the type of establishment and location: 

Type of establishment

Rate for Barcelona

Rate for the rest of Catalonia

Hotel 5*/5*GL

€2.25

€2.50

Hotel 4*/4* Sup

€1.25

€1.00

Rest of establishments

€0.75

€0.50


The aforementioned rates are per person and night, with a maximum to apply of 7 nights. This tax is for people under the age of 16 included, and it will have to be paid directly at the hotel during the check in and will never be included in our services.

With the introduction of city taxes throughout various cities in Italy, guests will be obliged to pay these taxes directly to their hotel, either on arrival or at check-out. The tax depend on the city, the star rating, the length of the stay and somewhere also on the season and districts. Bureaucracy can be very creative in complicating our lives. 

Due to the fact that cities are changing the conditions or new cities are applying new taxes our list doesn't guarantee completeness or correct information. 


Bologna
As of 1st September 2012 the Bologna City Council will introduce a City Tax in addition to the current 10% VAT levies. Payment of this tax is due by all Guests and it is applicable for stays of a maximum of 5 consecutive days or 5 days during the same month. The amount of the tax will be calculated per person on a price range basis referred to the nightly price of the room with breakfast (excluding VAT and other additional services):
Range 1 – from €1.00 to €30.99 – €1.00
Range 2 – from €31.00 to €70.99 – €1.50
Range 3 – from €71.00 to €120.99 – €2.50
Range 4 – from €121.00 to €200.99 – €4.00
Range 5 – from €201.00 – €4.00
Bormio
From December 1st, 2013
5* hotel - €2.50
4* hotel - €1.80
3* hotel - €1.60
2* hotel - €1.20 
1* hotel - €1.00

Apartments, B&B, Agro-tourism - €1.30
Camping - €0.70
Capri
Since 01.01.2012 the City of Capri has introduced the tourism tax, applicable to non-residents staying overnight, for a maximum of 5 consecutive nights. The terms and conditions related to this measure/tax are the following: Hotels 4* €4.00 per person/night. However, it does not apply to: children up to 18 years old;
Florence
From the 1st of July 2011 the City of Florence will introduce a new city tax. The cost will be from €1.00 to €5.00 per person per night, in correspondence to the category of the hotel (€1.00 in 1* Hotel and so on). The tax must be paid directly to the hotel during the check-out. Tour leaders, assistants, drivers accompanying groups of tourists are taxable. Children under the age of ten years are exempt from payment.
Genoa
From March 1st 2012, the City of Genoa will introduce a new city tax, to be paid directly to hotel during the check-out. The city tax amounts to: 5* hotels = €3.00 per person per night 4* hotels = €2.00 per person per night All other accommodation = €1 per person per night Children under the age of 15 years are exempt from payment.
Milan
The town of Milan have decided to increase the city tax from July 1st, 2013. In the near future is also planned to review the exemptions, probably for minors, disabled peoples, etc. The terms and conditions related to this measure/tax are the following: €2.00 per Person per night for stays in 1-star hotels and 2-star residences / €3.00 per Person per night for stays in 2-star hotels and 3-star residences / €4.00 per Person per night for stays in 3-star hotels and 4-star residences/ €5.00 per Person per night for stays in 4 and 5-star hotels. It is due for the entire stay. It is to be settled by the hotel guest directly upon check-out. Exemptions: Children under 18 years of age. The above rates are reduced by 50% during July and August, and from 16 December to 10 January! The above may be subject to change according to Milan City Council amendments.
Montecatini Terme
From January 1st 2012, the City of Montecatini Terme will introduce a new city tax, to be paid directly to hotel during the check-out. The city tax amounts to: Hotel star Euro per night per person 2* €0.70 // 3* €1.00 // 4* €1.40 // 5* €1.70. The tax amount is maximum up to 7 overnights. Tour leaders, assistants, drivers accompanying groups of tourists are free. Children up to 10 yrs. are tax-free. Reduction of 20% in January and December
Naples
Since July 1st 2012 the City of Naples has introduced the tourism tax, applicable to non-residents staying overnight, for a maximum of 10 consecutive nights. The terms and conditions related to this measure/tax are the following: €1.00 per Person per night for stays in 2-star hotels // €2.00 per Person per night for stays in 3-star hotels // €3.00 per Person per night for stays in 4-star hotels // €4.00 per Person per night for stays in 5-star hotels. Owever it does not apply to: - children up to 18 years old; The tax is payable upon departure at the hotel
Padua
The City of Padua introduced a new city tax. The cost will be 300€ per night per person if staying in 4* and 5* hotel, and €2.00 in hotels of other category. The tax must be paid directly to the hotel during the check-out. The tax amount is maximum up to 5 overnights. Tour leaders, assistants, drivers accompanying groups of tourists are taxable. Children up to 16 yrs. are tax-free.
Rimini
Since October 1st 2012 the City of Rimini has introduced the tourism tax, applicable to non-residents staying overnight, for a maximum of 10 consecutive nights. The terms and conditions related to this measure/tax are the following: €0.50 per Person per night for stays in 1-star hotels // €0.70 per Person per night for stays in 2-star hotels // €1.50 per Person per night for stays in 3-star hotels // €2.50 per Person per night for stays in 4-star hotels // €3.00 per Person per night for stays in 5-star hotels. // However it does not apply to: - children up to 14 years old; - adults who provide assistance to patients in hospital, maximum one adult per patient; - adults and/or families, who provide assistance to under age hospitalized patients, maximum two each patient. The tax is payable upon departure at the hotel
Rome
The tax rates are the following: €2.00 per night per person for overnight stays in holiday homes and apartments, 1, 2 or 3 star hotels. €3.00 per night per person for overnight stays in 4 or 5 star hotels The tax is applicable up to a maximum of 10 consecutive nights. Children under the age of ten years are exempt from payment.
Sorrento
From April 1st 2012 Sorrento and Massa Lubrense Council will introduce the City Tax which is payable locally by cash. The cost amounts to €1.50 per adult over 18 years old per day.
Viareggio
We inform you that following a resolution dated July 13 2012, the city of Viareggio will incur in a city tax, from July 25 2012, and modified on the 22nd June 2013, for all stays up to seven nights as follows:

HIGH SEASON

MID SEASON

LOW SEASON

 

Type

stars

Jul, Aug

Jun, Sep, Oct, Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Nov, Dec, Jan

 

Hotel

5

4.00

2.4

0.8

 

Hotel

4

3.00

1.80

0.60

Hotel

3

1.50

0.90

0.30

Hotel

1 / 2

1.00

0.60

0.20

Residence

3.00

1.80

0.60


The total due will be per person, per day (to pay directly at the check-out) except for:
- All children until the age of twelve years;
- Carers of patients admitted to health facilities;
- Members of the police, fireman who stay for service requirements;
- The bus drivers and tour guides.


Villasimius - Sardinia
From July 01, the City of Villasimius will introduce a new city tax, to be paid directly to hotel during the check-out. The city tax ammounts to: - €2.00 per pax per night for 4* hotels and residences or superior - 1€ per pax per night for 1* - 2* - 3* hotels and residences - €0.50 per pax per night for all non-hotel accommodations (camping, bed & breakfasts, agro-tourism, apartments...) Children up to 10 year old are tax-free.