Italy travel guide

Colosseum, Italy
Bite into some pasta or grab a slice of pizza and learn all about Italy tourism in our handy Italy travel guide – find out the best places to go, things to see and do, some helpful Italian phrases, the dos and don’ts, how to get around, plus a load more so you can make the most out of your Italy trip! 

Experience amazing Italy - take a step back in time while walking the streets of Rome, relive the atmosphere of the mighty Colosseum, behold the statue of David or the gothic Duomo in Florence, cruise the canals of Venice in a gondola, or ascend the leaning tower of Pisa.  Fill yourself to the brim with art and history and then soak up the sun on the Amalfi coast (or another patch of the 5,275 miles of coastline) or head to Italian Alps during the ski season. Read on for more Italy travelling information.

Italy fast facts


Languages spoken
Some regions of Italy speak French (in Valle d’Aosta), German (in Alto Adige) and Slovene (in Friuli-Venezia Giulia), which are all official languages taught in state schools in these regions.

Name: Euro
Code: EUR
Symbol: €

The electric current in Italy is 220V and the cycle is 50Hz.  Voltage may vary though, so check the local voltage with the hotel before using appliances.  Plugs have prongs that are round, not flat, so an adapter plug may be necessary.

Time zones
GMT + 2 (Central Europe Daylight/Summer time)

Country dialling code

Weights & measures

*The small print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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