Florence’s Tourist Tax will rise on April 1 2015

Hotels and other accommodation providers (except 5 Star hotels) were notified at the beginning of March that the city’s tourist tax would go up 50 cents per person on April 1st, 2015.  The tax is applied to a maximum of 7 nights and varies depending on the type of license and number of stars or category.  The most common types of accommodation, and their new tax, is listed below:


1 Star = 1.50 euro per person, per night

2 Star = 2.50 euro per person, per night

3 Star = 3.50 euro per person, per night

4 Star = 4.50 euro per person, per night

5 Star = 5 euro per person, per night


1.50 euro per person, per night

Guesthouses (affittacamere)

“Professional” 2.50 euro per person, per night

“Non-professional” 1.50 euro per person, per night

Vacation Rentals

1.50 euro per person, per night




10 thoughts on “Florence’s Tourist Tax will rise on April 1 2015

  1. If you have a codice fiscale, do you still have to pay the tourist tax? Does anyone know the answer? My wife and I are travelling from the US but both of us have lived in Italy before and have codice fiscale. Just wondering if this new tax applies to us. Thanks

  2. Our Florence hotel is noting their is a €3.50 per person,
    per night fee that needs to be paid in cash at check out.

    Does this sound correct?

    Rate for room had added taxes, etc.

  3. This taxes in Italy are a real thievery.
    Nowhere in Europe is the same.
    Even children have to pay it and the amount is huge
    Shame on you! mafia

  4. Children don’t have to pay it actually, and there is a similar tax in Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon and other cities as well. I agree that the amount is too high and disproportionate, but it’s not unique to Italy.

  5. No, it is not unfair to charge this tax on those who hire out private accommodation to tourists. This practice of hiring out private accommodation is lucrative and instead of letting places to local people landlords are preferring to let them to tourists. That means that the locals are finding it hard to find reasonably-priced accommodation in which to live. So, both the owner of the private accommodation and the tourists who uses such accommodation should have be somewhat taxed to lessen this practice and make it less lucrative.

  6. I agree that the tax is valid, but the amount is high, especially when you consider where the money goes. I don’t know how well Florence manages it, but in Rome the money doesn’t really go toward infrastructure and services that either benefit the tourist, or that the tourist puts strain on. The money (one of the highest tourist taxes in Europe) just goes into what I call the “Great Colander of Rome’s Treasury”.

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