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Fee for Staying in Italy

Is there such a thing as paying a fee if you are staying in Italy for more than 8 days?

Grazie!

Posted by
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There is a requirement to register at the police department if you are staying longer than 8 days and there is a permit that you are supposed to have BUT when you stay at a hotel or agriturismo, they take your passport information and fill out the report for you. Most people don't even know that is being done for them. I have never heard of anyone being asked to see their permit. For the casual tourist it is usually a non-issue.

TAB

Posted by
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Many thanks, Trish! After doing some more research, I've found evidence to support what you're saying here. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

Posted by
6898 posts

Wherever you stay in Italy, the hotelier or innkeeper will record information from everyone's passport. They used to keep the passports overnight and return them to you the next day. Now, they just enter the information into a computer and they hand the passport back to you at check in. If I'm not mistaken, this information can be conveyed to local authorites just to keep tabs on where you are in the country.

Posted by
21198 posts

Have absolutely no idea what you are asking !!!

Posted by
4 posts

Frank - we recently read that if you're staying in Italy more than 8 days that there is some sort of country fee you must pay at any Post Office.

Posted by
6898 posts

I've never heard of this kind of fee. I highly doubt that it exists. We were there for two weeks and no fee of any kind was imposed.

Posted by
127 posts

teresa: i think that is only for Mars, where you obviously got that info.

Posted by
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Jim - that's what I'm beginning to believe! Another suburban legend, I suppose.

Posted by
21198 posts

You need to keep track of what you have read so you can go back and check it for accuracy. If you stay for more than 90 days, you will need a visa and there is a charge for the visa. I think you must have misread or misunderstood the comment about 8 days. We have been in Italy several times in excess of 8 days and never required to pay any fee for that privilege.