Airbnb hosts in Italy have been welcoming guests into their homes since 2008. These hosts have formed a vibrant community, sharing unique experiences with travelers from around the world and making progress toward the enactment of fair, clear home sharing laws in Italy’s largest cities. Airbnb has signed groundbreaking agreements with the governments of Florence and Milan, while the host community in Rome is building a grassroots movement to engage local leaders and explain how home sharing can continue to benefit the Eternal City.
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Strengthen your home sharing commitment!
Home sharing offers great experiences but it also requires some commitment from those looking to share their home. If you are planning to become a host, it is really important to be informed about the regulations that apply in your country, in your region and in your city. Find all the information you need by watching this video. This web page also provides some starting points and tips on how to practice responsible home sharing in Italy → RESPONSIBLE HOST
Latest Airbnb Citizen highlights and news
CNA craftsmen share their Italian know-how on Airbnb
Thanks to Airbnb Experiences Italian artisans will be able to introduce their activities to visitors from all over the world and get a new source of income. CNA and Airbnb promote Italian creativity.
Airbnb joins Ministry of Tourism and ANCI to promote small-town Italy
Joe Gebbia in Sicily launched a plan to promote more than 40 villages all over the country through a range of different programs. 20 borghi are being promoted on a dedicated platform. 3 more villages will each have a public space redeveloped.
Airbnb’s toolkit to explore bias, discrimination and the impact of belonging
Joining the Airbnb community means embracing other cultures and lifestyles and discrimination of any kind prevents people from making those connections. We worked with two psychologists to create a toolkit to explore bias, discrimination, and their impact on belonging.
Working together to support responsible tourism in Piedmont
We have signed a collaboration agreement with the Piedmont Region aimed at promoting tourism and supporting the best of the region. Guest arrivals to the area increased by 60 percent compared to last year.
Beyond cities: how Airbnb is supporting rural revitalization in Italy and in the world
We carried out a study on the economical impact and other kind of effects of home-sharing beyond cities. The estimated total income for Italian Airbnb rural hosts in the last year is € 72.3 million.
Airbnb launches Open Homes to help refugees in need
Local Italians are now able to open their home on Airbnb to welcome refugees and displaced people thanks to the Open Homes project. The initiative was launched with the City of Milan and NGOs Refugees Welcome Italia and The community of Sant’Egidio.
Airbnb community boosts Italy’s economy by over €4b
How many hosts are there in our country? How much are Airbnb guests spending in local businesses? A new report on the Airbnb community and its impact on Italy’s economy in 2016 answers these questions.