With the Normativa Regionale n. 16 approved last November 2008 the Hotel lobby in Rome obtains its first victory in its war against the vacation rental industry. Other cities are far ahead in this like New York, Copenhagen and Amsterdam, where renting short time to tourists is already virtually impossible if the private owner wanted to follow the rule to the letter.
Rome is taking the path, gatering all the permits and documentation can easily cost half a year and more money than renting a full month or two. After you do, you get checked and can get fined for the temperature level of your refrigerator! Which is the last one we've heard of lately, and a stunning service to the hotel lobby!
Hotel lobby 3, Vacation Rental Owners 0.