Italy Travel Guide
Make sure your trip to Italy runs as smoothly as possible with a little pre-travel reading. And here's the place to start with lots of useful information on the essentials including what visas you'll need, what currency to take and when best to visit. Plus, if you're still deciding where to go in Italy, have a read of our best places to visit and start planning your wishlist.
Best Places to Visit
Make sure you tick off these must-see destinations on your first-time visit to Italy
Best Time to Visit
Plan your perfect Italy holiday with guide on when to go for the best sightseeing weather
- The Italians
by Luigi Barzini
- Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
- The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt
Facts about Italy
- Italy has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites of any country in the world with an impressive 50 sites.
- Soccer is Italy’s most popular sport and the country has won four World Cups, one less than Brazil.
- Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world with famous varieties including Chianti and Barolo.
Italy Travel Advice
We keep an eye on the latest travel guidance on Italy and follow the advice set out by the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country when planning your trip.
Useful Online Resources:
The official Italy Tourist Organisation site and the latest Italy Weather Updates from the BBC.