In July 2012, a new disembarkation tax was instituted for visitors to the Italian islands of Capri and Ischia (known for its thermal spas), two popular day trips from the Amalfi Coast or Naples. The hotel tax that was previously charged has been cancelled so as not to penalize visitors who spend the night. Instead all non-residents arriving on the two islands are now charged a 1.50 euro tax, collected by the ferry and hydrofoil companies. The tax also applies on the nearby island of Procida as well as the Aeolian Islands of Sicily. Some Tuscan islands charge a 1 euro tax.
Ischia photo © by Francesca DiMeglio, used by permission