Italy Travel Hub 

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Update June 18: Italy is on England's amber list. On June 18 Italy announced that arrivals from Great Britain would be required to isolate for 5 days on arrival.

Testing requirements:

Negative antigen or molecular swab test no more than 48 hours before arrival.

When you're there:

Italy is split into yellow, orange and red regions. You'll need to make sure you follow the rules of the region you're visiting. There's a nightly curfew from 10pm to 5am and you'll need to maintain social distancing and wear a mask. Check the government's travel advice for more details.

Traffic light status:

Italy has been confirmed to be on England's amber list meaning it is legal to travel there for any reason, including a holiday. At time of writing the FCDO advises against non-essential travel to Italy.

Italy Travel Hub

Italy is a country steeped in ancient history and culture. With bustling cities and stunning coastline you'll be hard pressed to choose just one place to visit!

In our guides we tackle all the important issues, from where to eat, to how to make the most of your money and the best way to get from A to B. All to to help turn your travel inspiration into reality.

We're adding more destinations all the time so check back soon!

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Time zone

Italy is one hour ahead of the UK.




Italian is the main language across the country. The locals appreciate it if you make the effort to learn a few key phrases and words to help immerse yourself in the culture and authentically enjoy all the things to do.

Hello - Ciao (informal) or Buongiorno (formal - meaning 'Good Morning')

Goodbye - Ciao (informal) or Arrivederci (formal)

Yes - Sì

No - No

Please - Per favore (formal) Per piacere (informal)

Thank you - Grazie

My name is... - Mi chiamo...

I don't understand - Non ho capito

Do you speak English? - Parla inglese?


The plugs have two round pins as is usual across Europe - remember to take an adaptor with you.

Culture and etiquette


The majority of Italy is Roman Catholic, but other religions are practised. If you visit any places of worship, cover up to show respect.


Two thirds of Italians don't tip when they dine out, so don't feel pressured to. Sometimes the service is included in your bill but if not, and you've enjoyed your experience, round up the bill a bit.


Smoking is banned in enclosed public spaces including restaurants, bars and public transport.

Jabs, visas and other foreign advice

For up-to-date advice on jabs, visas and other foreign advice, we recommend following the government's website

Emergency numbers

For ambulance services call 118, for police call 112 or 113 and for fire services it's 115.


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