The spread of short-term rentals in Napoli and the eviction risk for low-income residents


Since 2015 in Napoli the growth of Airbnb rentals has been exponential. The supply is concentrated in a small area of the historic centre, less than 10 square kms, with the highest density of listings in low income neighbourhoods. In this area before the tourist surge the rental values used to be lower than the city average. The official request for evictions has increased but there are no reliable data on the ongoing evictions in the black market. In the meantime, the frequency of host with more than one listing online has risen from 30% in 2017 to 59% in 2019, the maximum number of apartments managed by a single host was 20 in 2017 while it currently exceeds 40.