The authorities in the busiest tourist centers will have the right to impose a minimum stay of at least 2 nights
Florence intends to ban short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb from using apartments in the city’s historic center, Reuters reported, citing Mayor Dario Nardella.
According to him, such a measure would free up more space for local residents. He pointed out that the local government will try to find a solution at the local level, as the national plans to regulate the sector are “disappointing”.
Under Nardella’s proposal, called “Saving Historic Centers,” new short-term rental contracts in the city center would be banned and authorities would offer tax breaks to encourage permanent occupancy.
The Italian government is currently working on a draft law that, according to local media, would require any residential property rented out to tourists to have a national identification code so occupancy can be tracked. Those who fail to meet this requirement risk a fine of up to €5,000.
In addition, the authorities in the busiest tourist centers will have the right to impose a minimum stay of at least 2 nights in their historic centers.
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