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Italy: Country Quickfacts

  • Cheerful tourists in Venice
  • Canal Grande and the Basilica of Venice
  • Roman Ruins
  • Young tourist in Rome
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Wine from Val d'Orcia
  • Photographing majestic Florence
Area:  301,338 km2
Capital: Rome
Country Code: 39
Country Population: 60,782,668
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, and Master Card
Currency: Euro
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 220 V
Ethnic Groups: 

92% Italian; 1.81% Romanian; 1.07% North African; 5.12% Other

Flag: Czech Republic Flag
Location:  Southern Europe
Official Language(s): Italian
Religion: 87.8% Catholicism
1.9% Islam
1.6% Orthodoxy
1.4% Protestantism
1.5% Other
5.8% No religion
Time Zone: CET (UTC +1)
Tipping: No need to tip in restaurants. You tip in hotels for good service, generally 0.75 - 1.50 Euros a day. It is not necessary to tip in taxis.


Italy Vacation Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Italy. 

Learn about the history and culture of Italy, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Italy's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Italy for yourself. Start your Italy vacation today!


Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Italy vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Italy.



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