Tipping in Italy

Tipping in Italy

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First and foremost, you need to remember that tipping in Italy is not obligatory and is always up to you. If you are happy with the provided service and want to express your gratitude with something more material than words, leaving a tip is a great option. Not sure how much to leave, or will it even be appropriate? Don't worry, as we are here to help. On this page, you can find the basic rules of tipping in Italy.


Tipping Etiquette in Italy's Restaurants

Italy is famous for its outstanding cuisine. The list of "must-try" national dishes is so extensive that one holiday might not be enough to cross out them all. And there is no better way to explore the mouthwatering world of local delicacies than checking out the local restaurants in every Italian city you visit.

Well, it's hard to imagine a more magical way to spend an evening than enjoying a delicious dinner with your loved one, accompanied by a glass of local wine and spectacular views. But if you have never been to Italy before, you might want to know what is the tipping etiquette there.

First of all, keep in mind that the tip might already be included in your bill (look for the "Servizio" line in the receipt). If it's not the case and you would likу to thank the waiter for the provided service, feel free to leave a tip of 5-10% by bill amount.

Tipping in Italy's Reastaurants

Tipping Tour Guides in Italy

Let's talk about another situation when you might want to leave a tip, an escorted tour. If you've enjoyed the excursion, learned a lot of interesting facts, and seen plenty of amazing things (and it's always the case when you travel with Firebird), you are welcome to express your gratitude by leaving 10-euro tip to a tour guide. If you would like to thank the driver as well, a 5-euro tip would be much appreciated.