This is interesting - I just got it via Venere as I am an affiliate there. I know 2 or 3 years ago when a tourist tax idea was floated for Venice, Florence and Rome the idea was DOA. I guess Rome needs the revenue?
We would like to notify you of a new city tax which the Municipality of Rome will impose on visitors staying in the city from 1 January 2011.
The new tax will be calculated on a per person, per night basis and will be charged directly at the hotel/property. The tax will apply for the first 10 nights of a visitors stay in Rome and will never apply to children under 10 years of age.
Property type Tax
- 4*/5* hotels 3 per person per night
- 1*/2*/3* hotels 2 per person per night
- Other tourist properties (e.g. B&Bs, holiday apartments) 2 per person per night
- Hostels 0 per person per night
For example: if two adults have reserved a double room in a 3* hotel in Rome for 2 nights in 2011 (e.g. check-in 3 January 2011 check-out 5 January 2011) the hotel will collect 8 in city tax.