‘Contributo di Soggiorno’ – Rome tourist tax
Posted by dan on January 1, 2011
As of today, 1st of January 2011, a new tourist tax came into effect in Rome. According to officials, “the tax is expected to raise much-needed revenue for the city, whose palaces, churches and monuments are in urgent need of restoration.” From today people staying in a hotel in Rome will have this tax added to their bills.
“DETAILS OF FEE:
Camp sites 1 Euros per person per night max 5 days
Farm Inns 2 Euros per person per night max 10 days
B&B 2 Euros per person per night max 10 days
Rented Rooms 2 Euros per person per night max 10 days
Holiday Homes 2 Euros per person per night max 10 days
Holiday Apartments 2 Euros per person per night max 10 days
1, 2, 3-Star Hotels 2 Euros per person per night max 10 days
4, 5-Star Hotels 3 Euros per person per night max 10 days”
“This comes after the highly debated nightly hotel tax was reported after Prime Minister’s Berlusconi’s government planned to slash €200 million euros from its annual contribution to the city of Rome. Therefore Roman officials had proposed a hotel tax of up to €10 euros per person, per night. The tax amount would be based on the number of stars assigned to a hotel by the Italian government.
Many hoteliers were up in arms and urging the city to find other revenue sources.
Meanwhile, Italian officials are seeking to raise some €25 million euros in private money to finance the restoration of the Colosseum. They will be accepting bids from possible sponsors.”
See also blog post: “Environmental hazard which uses too much oil”