Seat of the Roman Empire, leading light of the Renaissance and fervent advocate of la bella vita, Italy is renowned for its art, architecture, style and passion. Such is the depth of Italy’s cultural treasures, even the most modest church façade can hide work by the likes of Michelangelo. Our Italy travel advisors draw on their deep-seated connections with the country to help you unravel Italy’s well-known highlights, from Rome’s ancient Colosseum to the untouched medieval towns of Tuscany and the lagoon city of Venice.
Currency: Euro (€)
Entry requirements: U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months. U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Italy for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.
If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.
Electricity & Power Adapters: 230 volts. Plugs C, F & L. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.
Best Time to Visit: The best months to visit Italy are between mid April to the end of October with average temps between 70-80° F during the day and 50-60° F at night. Keep in mind that the months of July, August and part of September are hot, humid, and full of tourists. Bring a sweater for evenings all year-round.
Tipping Customs: Though not expected, you could give 10-15% at restaurants, if service charge is not included.