Italy – Important Information

At a Glance

Capital 

Rome

Local Currency

Euro (€ or EUR)

Local Time 

GMT +2

Official Language

Italian and Catalan

Visa Information

Italy Visas

Power

Electricity in Italy conforms to the European standard of 220V to 230V, with a frequency of 50Hz. Wall outlets typically accommodate plugs with two or three round pins.

Local Weather

With its hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters, Italy experiences a Mediterranean climate. Winters in Italy are cool and humid in the north and the mountainous zone. In the summer these winds can bring very hot, unpleasant weather, sometimes even up to the northern districts of Italy.

Tourism Website

Italia

Health Information

Vaccinations

Recommended Vaccines for Italy

Health Tips

Health Tips for Italy

Family Services

Babysitting Services

Italia Kids

International Babysitters

Baby Gear Rentals

Babonbo

Travel Baby

Transportation Advice

Automobiles

Car Seat Laws

According to the Italian law, any time you sit in a vehicle fitted with seat belts, it is mandatory that you use them. Children who are under 36 kg (97 pounds) or 150 cm (4 ft, 9 in) must use appropriate child restraints.

Driving

Italian law requires drivers that don’t have a European Union driving license to show their home country license as well as an International Driving Permit if (or when) they’re pulled over.

Transportation Services

You can catch a taxi at the ranks outside most train and bus stations, or simply telephone for a radio taxi. Trains in Italy are convenient and relatively cheap compared with other European countries. Find more information on transportation in Italy here.

Emergency Services

Police

113/112

Fire Department

115/112

Ambulance

118/112

Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

You are not expected to tip at restaurants in Italy. A service charge is sometimes added to the bill, ranging from 1 to 3 Euros, or 10% – 15%. If the service is exceptional, it is okay to give a tip, although this is never expected.

Important Holidays

Public Holidays in Italy

Safety Issues

Just like all popular European destinations, Italy is a safe country. Violent crime is rarely reported and tourists are not likely to have any incidents involving anything more than petty crime.

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