Staying at a tourist accommodation facility
Make sure you reserve your stay in one of the registered accommodation facilities in the City of Venice, including hotels, B&Bs, hostels, apartments, campsites and farm stays (agriturismo), all mapped on the City of Venice website.
Accommodations that are not on the map may be unauthorised or non-compliant to the law. To protect your safety and for a better quality of your stay, we invite you to spend the night only at the regular facilities listed on the City of Venice Portal. If you become aware of any unregistered tourist accommodation establishment, you can report it using the website.
Basic rules for holiday rentals
Venice offers a wide array of accommodations for tourists so that all those who visit the city can enjoy their stay as temporary residents of the city, sharing with all other locals an essential common space.
Here are some basic rules to observe in order to contribute to the protection of Venice.
- Use the common spaces like stairs, elevators, building halls without disturbing and keep them clean.
- Open/close doors and windows cautiosly.
- Lift up your luggage when climbing/walking down the stairs.
- Dont' throw any pollutant down the raw sewage in order to protect the lagoon.
- Separate domestic waste.
- Don't disturb the peace and rest of people from 11 pm to 8 am and from 12 pm to 3 pm. The applicable fine is 350 €.
Useful information about the tourist tax
The City of Venice charges the tourist levy on tourist overnight stays. The levy is due by all those who stay in an accommodation facility in the City of Venice for the first 5 consecutive days of stay. The full rate ranges from 1 to 5 euro per person per night and varies according to the time of year (peak season from 1 February to 31 December; off season from 1 to 31 January) and the location, type and classification of the accommodation establishment.
With this small sum you can contribute to the protection and preservation of Venice: the funds raised will help the City improve the quality of tourism (services, museums, events, ...) and to finance the maintenance, use and recovery of cultural and environmental heritage.
Children under 10 years of age and disabled people are exempt from payment, while kids between 10 and 16 years of age will get a 50% discount.
For details about all the rates, discounts and exemptions, go to the dedicated section of the City of Venice's website.