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 … Continue reading

Tourist tax approved by Venice Mayor

Tourist taxes to be levied on people who stay in Venice and nearby were approved by Giorgio Orsoni, Venice Mayor, on Tuesday 7 June 2001. However, the taxes still require final City Council approval and the Minister of Tourism, Michela Brambilla, questioned their legality without central government endorsement. Press reports suggested that the tourist taxes … Continue reading

Tourist tax for Venice?

The Vice-Mayor of Venice, Sandro Simionato, this week advocated the rapid introduction of a tax on tourists to Venice. The tourist tax, which is likely to be known as the ‘Venice ticket’, would initially be added to hotel bills. “The ticket will arrive as soon as possible and will bring the city €24 million a … Continue reading

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