At a Glance
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Other Things To Know
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.
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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