How to be a responsible host


Hospitality and home sharing are great experiences, but they also require some commitment. If you are planning to become a host, it is really important to be informed on the regulations in your country and in your city. This page has been created to help you get started on how to be a responsible host. Please save this page in your favorites section so you can always keep up to date.

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Responsible home sharing in Italy: starting points

We made some videos to provide some starting points on how to practice a responsible home sharing in Italy. If you are a host or planning to become one, it’s really important to be aware of the laws and regulations relating to home sharing where you live. You can find further information about responsible hosting here. We recommend you take a close read of this information. Please also keep in mind that the information provided does not constitute legal advice. If you have any further questions, please address the relevant authorities or seek assistance with a lawyer.

In Italy: national regulations

Genoa city and Liguria Region


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Airbnb partnerships with local organisations


A key appointment to inform Genoa hosts on how to host responsibly

Airbnb and Confedilizia, held a meeting to inform Genoa hosts of the home sharing regulations in Liguria and in the city, as well as the correct procedures to comply with them. We produced some videos to help hosts get to know the national and local rules.

Working with Rome authorities. Agreement signed by the prefecture of Rome

Last year, we launched a partnership with the prefecture of Rome to promote responsible home sharing and to help hosts comply with the home sharing regulations. Find out more information on the guests’ registration process.

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Home Sharing Clubs in Italy

As well as being able to share your experiences online via the Community Center, you can also meet other hosts by joining your local Home Sharing Club. Home Sharing Clubs are independent, host-led local organisations that drive initiatives to improve our neighbourhoods. Clubs can serve as a great forum to advocate for fair and clear home sharing regulations in Italy, share best practices around hosting and hospitality, organise community service activities, and connect with those who share a passion for home sharing. Want to know more about it? Click here or simply pick the city that you are interested in.


Insurance and other topics

To get to know more about topics such as insurance, safety or being a responsible neighbor, visit our Responsible Hosting page here

And to find out more about the latest global news about how we keep our community safe, visit our website dedicated to information on Trust & Safety.