The tourist tax in Venice
The tourist tax was introduced in Venice by the Municipality on 24th of August 2011. Aimed at helping this city of less than 60,000 inhabitants to deal with its 20 millions of tourists (every year), the tourist tax applies to each visitor who books in an accommodation facility in the territory of Venice (including its mainland and islands).
The tourist tax is paid for each night, for a maximum of five nights. It is calculated according to a series of standards, such as the type and level of the accommodation facility, its location and the period of the year (high/low tourist season). Children under the age of 10 do not pay it, children aged 11-16 years only pay the 50%.
Tourists can pay the tourist tax directly at their hotel desk; the hotel will then pay it to the city government.