Italy Travel Guide

This country is extremely special to me. Italy has everything and Italy is everything. From wine, pasta, cheese, pizza and gelato to everything in between, this culinary powerhouse leaves you begging for more with its cuisine alone. Add in a history buff and art enthusiast’s dream; breathtaking landscapes of mountains, lakes, seaside villages and bustling cities and what is widely considered the most beautiful language in the world and you’ve got yourself heaven on earth. But beyond all of that, my absolute favorite part is the culture and the people. The passion and exuberance for life and the world around them is a well known characteristic of Italians from around the globe.  It is assured you will leave here with a fuller mind, stomach and heart.  

Italy

Top Experiences

Things to Consider

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When to go 

From April – early June and September – October you will enjoy warm weather and fewer crowds than the height of summer. Mid June – August the temps, crowds and prices are at their peak. Beware of cities in August as Italians get time off and many places are shut down as they head to the beaches or the mountains. 

Winters aren’t particularly harsh anywhere in the country but the mountains have some nice skiing and snowboarding. 

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Covid-19 Updates

EU and Schengen nationals are not required to quarantine. The short listed other countries allowed to enter will be required to quarantine for 2 weeks upon arrival.  

**Covid 19 is constantly changing. I try to update as often as possible from information I can find, however always triple check current conditions when you’re planning your travel in case any updates have been made**

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Money

Official currency: € Euro

Budget: Accomodation is on par with the rest of Western Europe. Food is fairly inexpensive, especially if you’re eating at the delicious mom and pop restaurants. Activities can start to add up as there are a lot of museums, day trips, excursions etc. that will all contribute to the daily budget. Backpackers should expect to pay around €60 per day while mid range is around €120.  

Credit cards: Common 

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Where to go 

Suggested itineraries for traveling Italy

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Visas

Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

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Vaccines

None

**Recommendations are given assuming you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations for Italy travel specific to your country**

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Safety 

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

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Responsible Tourism

Know before you go so you can be the most respectful and responsible visitor possible

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Basic Info

Capital: Rome

Official Languages: Italian

Plugs: European plugs with the rounded tips

A Closer Look