Around Italy

Italy is a beautiful country, rich in history and ancient monuments, and it also has stunning natural landscapes. I have lived in Italy until I was 30 years old. I always took the opportunity to visit as much as I could, from small villages to the mountains. To make it easier to browse through the contents and organize a future trip, I created a page for each region.

Highlights


Useful information for traveling to Italy


Passport and Visa requirements

Citizens of the Shengen Area and Switzerland, do not need a visa to enter Italy.

Non-European citizens should check the visa requirements based on their country of citizenship. Generally, citizens of many countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, can enter Italy and the Schengen Area for tourism or business purposes without a visa for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

Vaccinations and Health Tips

There are no specific vaccinations required to enter Italy. However, it’s always a good idea to be up to date on routine vaccinations before any international travel. It is recommended to consult with your healthcare provider or a travel clinic for the latest health advice and any specific precautions for your trip.

tap water in Italy is generally safe to drink. The country has a high standard of water treatment and infrastructure, and the tap water is considered potable in most areas. In cities, towns, and tourist areas, the tap water is regularly tested and treated to meet quality standards. However, in some remote or rural areas, it’s advisable to confirm the quality of tap water with the locals or consult the accommodation provider. In certain cases, bottled water may be preferred for drinking.

Currency

Currency: The official currency of Italy is the Euro (€). It’s widely accepted throughout the country. It’s advisable to carry some cash for small expenses, as some smaller establishments may not accept credit cards. ATMs are readily available in most cities and towns, allowing you to withdraw cash using your debit or credit card.

Climate and weather

Italy has a varied climate, ranging from Mediterranean in the coastal areas to continental in the northern regions. The climate is generally mild, with hot summers and cool winters. The best time to visit depends on the specific regions and your preferences. Spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) tend to be pleasant with mild temperatures, while summer (June to August) can be very hot and crowded in popular tourist destinations.

Clothing guidelines

Italy generally has a relaxed dress code, but when visiting churches or religious sites, it’s important to cover your shoulders and knees.

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