Tourist Tax information for guests

page update to 04/02/2022

In the municipality of Venice, all guests staying in accommodation facilities (hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, etc.) are required to pay the Tourist Tax, which is collected directly by the facility manager.

The tax is calculated by applying the rate set by the Municipality to the number of nights (person per night) recorded in the accommodation.
Tourist tax rates vary according to:
  • the period: high season (from 1 February to 31 December) and low season (from 1 January to 31 January);
  • the type of accommodation: e.g. hotels, apartments, bed & breakfast, farm holidays;
  • the area where the accommodation is located: historic centre, islands, mainland. For “tourist rentals”, the zone is the same for the entire municipal territory.
The tax is only due for the first five nights of your stay. If you stay for several days, no further tax is due after the fifth night. If you change your accommodation, present proof of payment issued by the previous manager, and you will not be required to pay for the nights you have already stayed.
The City has provided for rate reductions and exemptions.
For example, there are reductions for those staying in accommodation on the mainland (Mestre and surrounding areas) or on the islands in the lagoon and for children between 10 and 16 years old.
Children under 10 years old are not subject to tourist tax. There are also tax exemptions for particular categories, such as the disabled and those accompanying patients undergoing rehabilitation therapy at the city's health facilities, tour leaders and drivers of tourist buses for groups of at least twenty-five people.
The accommodation manager is required to collect the tourist tax and issue guests with proof of payment.
Accommodation managers then periodically pay the tax over to the municipality.
The funds raised will help the City to improve the quality of its tourist offer (services, museums, events, etc.) and to finance maintenance work and aid the fruition and recovery of cultural and architectural heritage.
Ultimo aggiornamento: 04/02/2022 ore 13:36