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It seemed to be the ideal solution to bring down the costs of Italian ports: we are talking about Marina Resorts.
To understand it better, I can enter into a seasonal mooring contract with the Marina Resort in question: it will be at its discretion what regime to apply (whether at 10 or 22%), just as it is in the industry of, for example, RVs. And remember among other things that the port will have to adapt (just like hotels and campsites) its facilities to reception, and based on those it will be classified. That’s right, because in order to become a marina resort, a port must achieve certain requirements in terms of services and reception, which currently vary from region to region, as regional regulations override national regulations in tourism.

CAMPANIA REGION’S TAILSPIN…
All clear and seemingly unassailable. Except that the Campania Region, in the spring of this year, had gone to the Constitutional Court to annul the rule: an absurd request that was promptly accepted. So it seemed that we had gone back three years, and while some regions, such as Sardinia, promptly ran for cover by enacting ad hoc laws, the countdown in the political arena to fix the problem immediately began.

… AND THE GOVERNMENT’S CAESAR ZONE REMEDY
This is how, on June 10, the State-Regions Conference approved the new implementation decree of dei dei Marina resorts, which makes the application of 10 percent tourist VAT to short-term (less than annual) moorings operational again. The implementing decree establishes the minimum requirements that marina resorts must meet in order to be equated with open-air accommodations, i.e., the services of receiving and making available the body of water for tourists to stay overnight. The new implementing decree identifies the services to be offered, without indicating the quantities provided, which may then be subject to further, autonomous regional regulation. Thus Carla Demaria, UCINA president: “Last year, in its first year of implementation, the rule produced a 4 percent increase in seasonal mooring contracts. Making it once again more attractive to stop at moorings in transit at Italian marinas will attract more boats to our waters, enabling them to enjoy the beauty of the Italian coastline at prices competitive in the Mediterranean.”

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