Travel Requirements for Italy

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Italy

Italy's attractions are well known and impressive in both quality and quantity. But if you're looking for more than a superficial understanding of this rich and varied country, the sites below provide detailed information about its cities, landscapes, and culture. You'll also learn how to get there, where to stay, and what your fellow travelers were inspired to share about their Italian journeys.

General Italy Tourism Information

Most people don't need to be told why Italy is worth visiting. However, the following sites provide ... read more »

Travel Requirements for Italy

Here you'll find links to sites providing practical information on the more mundane aspects of traveling in Italy, like money and visas, and to sites focusing on the Italian language. You'll also learn about Italy's history, and ways to embrace Italy's present with festivals and events.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Visitors to Italy who have a valid U.S. passport are entitled to stay in the country for up to 90 consecutive days without applying for a visa.
  • Even if you're not much of a linguist, it's still worth trying to grasp a bit of the native tongue. Italian has fewer irregular verbs than French, the spelling is almost phonetic, and the pronunciation is relatively easy for an English speaker.
  • Italians are generally very hospitable and encouraging even to the most tongue-tied student of the Italian language. After all, no other nationality speaks Italian, so natives tend to be pleased when a foreigner makes the effort to acquire a little of the homegrown lingo. Making things a bit easier is that many Italians, especially in large cities, speak at least some English.
  • The currency in Italy, as it is in most other European countries, is the euro. Use a free online currency converter like the one at OANDA.com [http://www.oanda.com] to find current conversion rates.

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Getting to Italy

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Getting around Italy

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Italy Hotels

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Books and Travel Blogs on Italy

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