Italy Tourist Information
Italys 3,000 years of history, culture, fashion and cuisine will not fail to work its charm on you. Shaped like a boot, it dips down out of Europe and into the Mediterranean. From the snow capped Alps in the north, the depths of the canals in Venice, to the sun-kissed island of Sicily in the extreme south, Italy offers everything from luxury mountain ski resorts to beach holidays.
This is the country that gave us the Roman Empire, which stretched across the globe. Italians are well known for their impeccable style and dress sense, and for their spectacular frescos, sculptures, churches and Renaissance paintings in Europe.
Tourist Information Italy
Discover Vatican City in Rome, the seat of the Pope, the curved arches of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and the home of da Vinci, Carvaggio, Michaelangelo and Botticelli.
Italy boasts a spectrum of awe inspiring architecture that will delight all visitors. The Holy Catholic Church is still an influence on the Italians today as is evident in a series of carnivals, parades and holy festivals, held in towns, cities and the smallest of villages.
Tourist Essential Information
Please find to follow a few helpful numbers, important information and useful tips that will help make your stay in Italy more enjoyable and stress free....
- The Language used is Italian
- The Currency used is the Euro
- Time Zone: 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1)
- Visas are not needed if you are a member of the EU, as long as your stay is below 90days.
- The Italian Embassy number is; 020 7312 2200
- ATMs and Debit Cards: Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are numerous and easy to find in Italy
- The Voltage in Italy 220V - so take an European adapter
- Banking Hours: Banks in Italy are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Most banks are closed all day on Saturday and Sunday as well as on national holidays
- Weather: In general, Italy has a temperate Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and cool winters in the north and hot summers and mild winters in the south
- Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required for visitors to Italy
- Medical Facilities: Good quality public hospitals and other medical facilities can be found in most urban areas and most prescription drugs available in the U.S. can also purchased in Ital