Logo
Print this page

Venice Tourist Tax

Venice Tourists pay a fee to save the city. Venice Tourists pay a fee to save the city.

Every year more than 20 million visitors are amazed at the sight of Venice. With a small sum of money even you will become one of the City’s sponsors, contributing to safeguarding it. From the 24th of August 2011, all visitors who stay in an accommodation facility within the territory of the Municipality of Venice have to pay the Tourist tax.

The collected funds will help the City improve the quality of the tourist services (transport, museums, events,…) and finance works aimed at maintaining, using and salvaging the city’s cultural and architectural heritage. Thank you for being Venice’s sponsors.

The tax, which will not be charged on residents, will be levied on the first five consecutive nights of any overnight stay. Tariffs will vary according to season (there will be two fares, one for low and on for high season), location (three areas have been identified: Venice old town, the islands and the mainland) and to the type of accommodation (hotels, b&b, campsites, holiday village, etc). In fact, there is a series of tax reductions foreseen for accommodation facilities located on the islands in the Lagoon (30%) or on the mainland (40%) and during low season (up to 50%). Children aged between 10 and 16 will pay half the tax fare, whereas those under 10 will not be charged at all.

But not only small children will be exempted from tourist taxation: no tax will be paid by those staying in youth hostels or other facilities owned by the City of Venice; by those assisting people admitted to local hospitals; by tourist bus drives and tour leaders of larger groups (25 people at least); by volunteer and security forces on duty. Reductions will be cumulative: each discount percentage will be applied to the full tax fare one after another.

Three territorial areas:

  • Venice historic centre, Giudecca and the islands dedicated mainly to accommodation (e.g. San Clemente)
  • Islands of the Venetian Lagoon (e.g. Lido, Murano, Burano, etc.)
  • Mainland

Two periods:

High Season

  • from the 1st of January to the first Sunday after the 6th of January
  • the period when the Carnival events are scheduled for
  • the period between the first Wednesday before Easter and the following Tuesday
  • from the 1st of April to the 31st of October
  • the week that includes the 8th of December
  • from the 23rd to the 31st of December

In 2012, for tourist tax purposes, High Season will be:

  • from the 1st to the 8th of January
  • from the 4th to the 22nd of February
  • from the 1st of April to the 31st of October
  • from the 3rd to the 9th of December
  • from the 23rd to the 31st of December

Other periods

The tourist tax rates

High season

  • 5 star hotels - Venice: 5; Lido & Islands: 4,50; Mainland: 3
  • 4 star hotels - Venice: 4; Lido & Islands: 2,80; Mainland: 2,40
  • 3 star hotels - Venice: 3; Lido & Islands: 2,10; Mainland: 1,80
  • 2 star hotels - Venice: 2; Lido & Islands: 1,40; Mainland: 1,20
  • 1 star hotels - Venice: 1; Lido & Islands: 0,70; Mainland: 0,60
  • Period hotels - Venice: 4; Lido & Islands: 2,80; Mainland: 2,40

Low season

  • 5 star hotels - Venice: 2,50; Lido & Islands: 2,25; Mainland: 1,50
  • 4 star hotels - Venice: 2; Lido & Islands: 1,40; Mainland: 1,20
  • 3 star hotels - Venice: 1,50; Lido & Islands: 1,05; Mainland: 0,90
  • 2 star hotels - Venice: 1; Lido & Islands: 0,70; Mainland: 0,60
  • 1 star hotels - Venice: 0,50; Lido & Islands: 0,35; Mainland: 0,30
  • Period hotels - Venice: 2; Lido & Islands: 1,40; Mainland: 1,2

Exempted persons:

  • all those who are undergoing rehabilitative therapies at health facilities within the municipal boundaries;
  • the family members who are taking care of seriously ill patients admitted to health facilities in the city (1 per patient);
  • all those who stay for more that 5 consecutive days, starting from the sixth night onwards;
  • children under 10 years of age;
  • tour couriers accompanying groups, one courier every 25 group members, staying at the same accommodation facility;
  • coach drivers accompanying groups counting at least 25 members, staying at the same accommodation facility;
  • residents registered at the Municipality of Venice registry office;
  • all those who are staying at youth hostels or accommodation facilities belonging to the Municipality of Venice;
  • civil defence volunteers during events or calamities
  • Members of the police forces, both national and local, and also of the national fire service, who are staying for service reasons

Juveniles between 11 and 16 years of age pay only 50% of the tax.

Template Design © Joomla Templates | GavickPro. All rights reserved.

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. By browsing this site, you agree to our use of cookies. More info.