I'm an American and I'll be going to Italy in July. Is it common for my AirBnB hosts to ask for our passport information? My host asked me about for my passport info and the others who will be staying with me. I have seen on a couple of travels sites that do confirm it but I can't find any official statement. The closest statement I found is the following on a non-official Italy tourism site
Generally, a copy of your hotel registration will suffice if you are staying at a hotel. Otherwise, however, you will have to go to a police office to complete the form (dichiarazione di presenza). Failing to do so may result in expulsion. Travellers staying longer than 90 days do not need to complete this declaration, but must instead have an appropriate visa and must obtain a residence permit
Because he has asked this question, some of his other requests are odd. He has also said that I need to pay about 70 euros, in cash, for a traveler tax while staying on the Amalfi coast. This was also confirmed by other tourist online on other sites. I'm still skeptical though. My host also asked me to pay another 70 euros, in cash, for a final cleaning cost. This last one doesn't sound right. I would imagine that it would be added to my bill. Does anyone have any insight?
Edit: The final cleaning cost was NOT included in the AirBnB costs. Once I booked it they messaged me directly with this information.