What language is spoken in Italy?
Italian is the most spoken language and is Italy's national language. Many locals in tourist areas are multilingual, speaking English among - in many cases - other continental languages.
What currency is used in Italy?
The euro (EUR) is the main currency used in Italy. Visa and Mastercard credit cards are also accepted however it is recommended to call ahead and advise the credit card company of travel plans to avoid interruptions while on vacation.
Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?
Canadian and U.S citizens do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days.
When is the best time to travel to Italy?
The summer months are both the most popular and busiest time to visit Italy, and with good reason. The warm weather makes the Amalfi coast a delight, while iconic cities like Rome, Florence and Venice are in full swing. Visiting the country in the spring or fall months is an excellent alternative as the weather is very pleasant weather there are fewer crowds. The caveat here, as with the winter, is that many regional gems close for portions of the spring and fall and much of the winter.
How is the transportation within Italy?
Train travel is one of the most popular and efficient ways of travelling within Italy and is widely used to get between the major cities. Public transportation is available in major cities but isn't commonly used among tourists. Many of the major cities such as Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome are quite walkable. There are many gondolas in Venice that serve as a great way to travel through the canals. Smaller towns or areas like Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast offer several day cruise options to explore the neighboring villages.
Is Italy a family friendly destination?
Italy is a destination that has something to offer to everyone. From mouth watering cuisine, historical landmarks, and breathtaking natural surroundings, the country offers endless options for its visitors. Families with young children will have no challenges finding something to do as many excursions and activities cater to keeping both parents and children interested and eager to learn and do more.
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