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Unlike some countries, tipping in Italy isn't as common. However, it's a nice gesture to show appreciation for good service. The 'rules' can vary depending on the situation and the region you're in.
In restaurants, it's customary to leave a small tip if you enjoyed your meal and the service. A tip of around 10% is seen as generous. But remember, if 'servizio' (service charge) is included in your bill, you don't need to leave an additional tip. (source)
When it comes to hotels, tipping is not obligatory but can be a nice gesture. For bellboys, housekeeping, and other service staff, a tip of 1-2 euros is considered. However, it's up to your discretion.
As for taxis, rounding up to the nearest euro or giving a few extra euros is a kind gesture, but it's not required.
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When it comes to hotels, tipping isn't mandatory but a tip of 1-2 euros for bellboys, housekeeping, and other service staff is appreciated if they provided exceptional service. You can find more about this in this FAQ on tipping hotel staff.
Remember, tipping in Italy is about showing gratitude, so feel free to tip according to your satisfaction.
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For hotel staff, such as bellboys and housekeeping, a tip of 1-2 euros is appreciated but not mandatory. This is entirely at your discretion.
Ultimately, tipping in Italy is about expressing appreciation. Feel free to tip if you've had a wonderful experience, but don't feel pressured to do so. For more detailed information on traveling to Italy, check out this comprehensive guide.
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For hotel staff, you might want to tip 1-2 euros for bellboys, housekeeping, and other service staff. However, it's not obligatory and is up to your discretion. If you're staying at an Airbnb, you might wonder whether to tip your hosts.