This article provides specific information about local laws that apply to people who host their homes in Florence. Just like our country article for Italy, it’s your responsibility to verify and comply with any obligations that apply to you as a host. This article can serve as a starting point or place you can come back to if you have questions but it isn’t exhaustive and it doesn’t constitute legal or tax advice. It’s a good idea to check to make sure laws and procedures are current.
Some of the laws that might affect you are complicated. Contact the City of Florence or consult another local authority, such as an attorney or tax professional, if you have questions.
Italy’s national legislation contains rules that apply at the regional and municipal level, such as the Tourism Code and Legislative Decree no. 79 of May 23, 2011.
Regional Law No. 86 of December 20th, 2016 and Regional Regulation No. 47/R of August 7th, 2018 may apply to accommodations that qualify as bed and breakfasts, rooms for rent, holiday houses, and apartments, as defined by the law.
Check Florence’s help center for a general description of productive activities, including accommodations and the Accommodations Office of the Municipality of Florence for more info about general rules for accommodations.
Florence’s tourism page includes general information about rules that apply to tourist accommodations.
Check Toscana’s site for general regional rules.
With a City Council Resolution of June 2011, the City of Florence established the tourist tax and approved the relevant regulation, which has been updated several time thereafter. Resolution No. 483 of October 29, 2019 has fixed the new tax amounts, effective since January 1st, 2020, stating that the amount to be paid by each guest staying in holiday homes and apartments, guesthouses, bed & breakfasts, and short term tourist rentals is 4 euros per night, for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights. As of January 1st 2018, Airbnb directly collects the tourist tax for each tourist booked on the platform.
Florence requires hosts to provide personal details about guests to the public security authority. Specifically, Article 109 of the Royal Decree No. 773 of June 18th, 1931 applies to anyone who offers accommodations to the public for profit or who rents their properties for short periods of less than 30 days. The Ministry of the Interior updated the decree on 26 June, 2016 to say that the notice obligations in art. 109 of the Consolidated Text of Public Safety Laws exist.
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