Rome City Tax has increased: Here's what you need to know before your trip

20 Sept 2023, 13:23 by Sam Taylor

Rome City Council has increased the City Tax tourists must pay when staying in Rome.

The City Tax, also referred to as tourist tax, has been in place since 2011. So, if you’ve travelled on a school trip to Rome recently, you'll already be familiar with the process. If not, don't fret—here's everything you need to know before you go.

How much is Rome City Tax?

The amount of euros each guest must pay is calculated by person by night and varies depending on the star-rating of their hotel.

5-star hotel

€10 per person per night

4-star hotel

€7.50 per person per night

3-star hotel

€6 per person per night

2-star hotel

€5 per person per night

1-star hotel

€4 per person per night

How much has Rome City Tax increased by?

The recent decision by Rome City Council marks the first increase to the tax since 2014.

5-star hotel

+ €2 per person per night

4-star hotel

+ €1.50 per person per night

3-star hotel

+ €2 per person per night

The changes to the Rome City Tax have not affected 1-star and 2-star hotels.

How do I pay Rome City Tax?

Rome City Tax is paid directly to your hotel via cash or card. It's the hotel's decision whether the payment is required upon arrival or checkout. Alternatively, you can send us the payment in advance and we can pay the hotel on your behalf via bank transfer.

Do school students need to pay City Tax in Rome?

Yes. Only children under the age of 10 are exempt from the Rome city tax rules.

Why do I have to pay Rome City Tax?

City Tax is commonplace all over Italy, including in popular destinations such as Florence, Milan, Naples & Venice.

Though the tax is paid directly to the hotel, the fee actually goes to the City Council and is used for general upkeep of the city and its tourism infrastructure, which is necessary due to the huge visitor numbers attracted by Rome’s many attractions.


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