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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.

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Best Places to Visit

Make sure you tick off these must-see destinations on your first-time visit to Italy

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Best Time to Visit

Plan your perfect Italy holiday with guide on when to go for the best sightseeing weather


Top Travel Tips

Swot up on all you need to know with details on currency, shopping and more


Tourist Visas

Be prepared by checking the visa requirements for Italy before you travel

Get to know Italy

Recommended Reading

  • The Italians
    by Luigi Barzini
  • Romeo and Juliet
    by William Shakespeare
  • The City of Falling Angels
    by John Berendt
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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‚Äôs 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.