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Of all the places to go in Europe, Italy is first on the list for many people. Italy’s charm is found in its ancient wonders, cuisine and unique landscapes.
The Coliseum, Florentine markets and volcanic ruins, there is no shortage of history waiting to be explored.
Travel can be done a multitude of ways including local flight options, by ferry for coastal towns and to islands or by train or bus. Some of the hidden treasures of Italy need extra planning. But, they are well worth the time.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Italy. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Italy: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
As a developed country, Italy does not have many communicable diseases. Make sure you are up-to-date on your routine vaccinations before traveling.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
A visa is not required for travel to Italy. But, your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining.
If you plan to stay for 90 days or more, a visa will be required. You must get this visa before starting your trip.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The climate in Italy differs depending on location.
Winters can be brutal in northern areas near the Alps. Summers can be hot in this region as well. Central Italy remains somewhat constant with mild temperatures throughout the year. In southern Italy, temperatures are warm in winter and even warmer in the summer. Regardless of where in Italy, the climate is described as Mediterranean.
Italy has a low rate of violent crime. But, some petty crime including pick-pocketing and purse snatching. This is most common in large cities with large populations such as Rome or Florence. Avoid using bags that cross the body and by making sure your purse or bag can latch.
Italy is also known for political activities such as strikes or demonstrations. These can occasionally restrict travel on trains or buses in cities.
Italy is considered extremely safe both in daylight and at night. But, as always, travel in groups is recommended for extra safety precaution.
Italy is notorious for producing some of the most delectable cuisine in the world. Italian culture is centered around meal time. Most devote a lot of time and energy into the preparation and cooking of every meal. With the culinary bar set so high, it is rare that travelers will sit down to a meal is deemed unsafe for consumption. The only thing to remain wary towards is water. Most restaurants will serve water and sodas in the bottle to guarantee high and consistent quality.
People say if they could dream up an island paradise, Capri does it better. A short boat ride from Sorrento, Capri’s turquoise waters and tiny beach coves are unparalleled. From ancient Roman emperors to modern-day stars, Capri’s splendor has captured minds for centuries.
Spend a day touring the city on top of the island, floating and snorkeling the 80-degree water or slurping seafood linguine with your toes buried in the sand at an oceanside restaurant.
Considering where and when you plan on traveling to Italy and for how long, there are a variety of items that should make it into your suitcase:
There is one embassy and three consulates located throughout Italy in major tourism cities. The embassy and consulates can assist in most matters of travel from lost passports to helping victims of crime. There are many issues that are not considered emergencies and these problems can be solved in a more efficient manner if an appointment is made ahead of time.
U.S. Embassy Rome
Via Vittorio Veneto, 121
00187 Rome, Italy
Telephone: +(39) 06-4674-1
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(39) 06-4674-1
Fax: +(39) 06-4674-2244
Visit the Embassy to Italy website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
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