Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Italy are available from the NHS website
For up to date information around safety and security in Italy read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Italy.
The best months for traveling in much of Italy are from April to June and mid-September to October: Temperatures are usually comfortable, rural colors are rich, and the crowds aren't too intense (except around Easter). From July through early September the country's holiday spots teem with visitors.
If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don't need a visa to enter Italy. If you're planning a stay of longer than 3 months contact the Italian Embassy if you have further questions.
The official currency of Italy is the Euro.
There are over 100 mammal species found in Italy and common examples include the small alpine marmot, European snow vale, the Eurasian lynx, the Italian wolf and the Marsican brown bear. On the coasts, dolphins and Mediterranean monk seals can be spotted.
Pizza is considered the national dish of Italy. However, it is popular in many other countries, especially in the West
The official and most widely spoken language across the country is Italian, which started off as a direct descendant of Tuscan. However, in parallel, most Italians also communicate in one of the regional languages that are indigenous evolutions of Vulgar Latin.
The currency in Italy is the Euro. You are not expected to tip restaurants in Italy. A service charge is sometimes added to the bill, ranging from 1 to 3 Euros, or 10% - 15%. This charge must be indicated on the menu. Some may also add an extra charge for the diner ware and extras (tablecloth, silverware, plates, bread, etc.), this is normal.
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Stay informed before during and after your trip to Italy with this Italy Guidebook .