Venice’s tourist tax raises almost €3 million in five weeks

Between the introduction of Venice’s tourist tax on 24 August 2011 and 30 September 2011, Venice City Council raised €2,900,000. This figure was published in the Venice daily newspaper Il Gazzettino di Venezia on 2 December 2011: Tassa di soggiorno per i turisti: in un mese il Comune incassa quasi 3 milioni di euro

We remain opposed to this undemocratic tax for reasons previously explained on this page of this blog:


Moreover, when I stayed in a Venetian hotel for a couple of nights with my family last weekend, I had to pay €20 for the tax as I checked in (two adults and one child over ten years old with my son of eight exempt). The hotel manager did not seem to be very positive about acting as a tax collector for Venice City Council and who can blame him?

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