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HOW TO OPEN A B&B IN ITALY

What is a B&B?

How to open a Bed & Breakfast in Italy?

What are the laws governing the running of a B&B in Italy?

It is possible that you have been curious about the following: What is a B&B? or How to open a B&B in Italy?

Bed and Breakfast (B&B) is a mini hospitality venture that provides nightlong accommodation and only breakfast. In Tuscany, usually a minimum of six bedrooms are provided for commercial use.

The national reform of national tourism law 135 of March 29 2001 applies all over the country.
Italian law doesn’t consider B&B as a business activity so it gives you the possibility to open it without a specific VAT number.
However, if you want to open a real business activity, don’t miss the opportunity to open a B&B!…. there are some Italian regions that allow you to start a real business activity.

Tuscany is one of them!

What are the REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL ACCOMODATION SUITABLE FOR A B&B?

Well, an average B&B in Tuscany, must have a maximum of six bedrooms for twelve guests. It is imperative for an average B&B apartment to have the following:

  • waste bins, lamps, bed side tables, chairs, beds and closets;
  • It is paramount that you reside in the house where you operate your B&B;
  • Power supply and gas heating-systems in the apartments must be
    in compliance with safety regulations;
  • The usage of outdated stoves to prepare meals or drinks should not
    be allowed;
  • In the situation of a change of guest, it is imperative for the linen of
    the room to be changed;
  • The owner can take up the role of preparing breakfast and cleaning
    or hire staff to take up these responsibilities.

To know what types of permits do you need to apply for, in order to make improvements to the house you have just purchased, read this article.

What about STEPS NECESSARY TO OPEN A B&B IN ITALY…

The fisrt step is to find the property that is suitable to run a B&B . 
When you find it, in order to open a B&B, it is imperative to notify the tourist office of your municipality or the SCIA that you are ready to start the process.
This official proposal will require diverse documents that will also be necessary to open a B&B.

Why B&B?

Clients choose B&B’s because they literally give them a homely feeling; there isn’t much difference to being at home!
The serenity and privacy clients experience in a B&B cannot be over emphasized compared to the services other hospitality outlets render.
You have to consider that if you opt for a B&B!

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