Head’s Up: Rome With New Bed Hotel Tax! Florence and Venice are following Rome’s lead and will start levying visitor taxes on hotel guests starting July 1. Rome introduced the so-called “bed” or “accommodation” tax this past January 1; it applies to all guests, business and leisure travelers, Italians and non-Italians.
Tour Italy Now is endeavoring to get accurate details as to how the tax will be implemented. Based on numerous press accounts, we’re confident to assert that the tax will not be identically levied in all three cities. In Rome, each visitor at a 4- or 5-star hotel will be charged a 3 euros, while each visitor at a 1-, 2- or 3-star hotel or at a B&B or an apartment rental will be charged 2 euros apiece.
The Florence and Venice “bed” tax, at least during the high season, is pegged to the hotel’s star rating, with 5 euros per person at 5-star hotels, 4 euros per person at 4-star hotels and 3 euros per person at 3-star hotels. The three cities are also reportedly charging an additional euro per visitor to museums and other attractions.
Tour Italy Now will update the community as we verify these developments.
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