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‘Contributo di Soggiorno’ – Rome tourist tax

Posted by dan on January 1, 2011

The Colosseum, Italy Rome

The Colosseum, Rome

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”

Source: http://en.turismoroma.it/oggi_a_roma/ultime_notizie/contributo_di_soggiorno_a_roma

“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.”

Source: http://www.eturbonews.com/17575/rome-slated-become-more-expensive-2011

See also blog post: “Environmental hazard which uses too much oil”

 

 

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