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Italy Travel Guide

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!

Need to know

Current testing requirements for Italy

  • Proof of vaccination or recovery, or a negative test for all 6+
What time zone is Italy in?

GMT +2

What curreny do they use in Italy?

Euro EUR

What language do they speak in Italy?

Italian

What power adapters do you need for Italy?

Type C, F & L

What is the average fight time to Italy?

2.5 hrs

Map of Italy

Italy is located in Southern Europe, jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea. It comprises a boot-shaped peninsula and a number of islands including Sicily and Sardinia. Check out our handy map of Italy below to get a better feel for the country.

Italy Travel Guide - Map of Italy

Culture and etiquette

Religion

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

Tipping

Do you need tip in Italy?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

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

Language 101

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?

Jabs, visas and other 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.

Italy Airport Transfers

Italy Airport Transfers

Pre-book your Italy Airport transfers, with prices starting from under £11.00 with FREE cancellations up to 3 days before your departure date.

Italy Car Hire

Italy Car Hire

Pre-book your Italy car hire, with prices starting from under £5.00 per day with FREE cancellations*

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