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Florence is chasing Airbnb and similar platforms out of its historic center

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Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

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.

Photo by Maegan White: https://www.pexels.com/photo/concrete-house-near-body-of-water-981686/

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