A value-added tax of around 22%, known as IVA (Imposta di Valore Aggiunto), is levied on almost everything in Italy.

Claiming IVA Refunds

Non-EU residents spending more than €155 can claim a refund when they depart the EU. The refund only applies to purchases from retail outlets that display a ‘tax-free for tourists’ sign. You can claim your refund at the airport or at any office of Global Blue (www.globalblue.com) or Premier Tax Free (https://premiertaxfree.com).