Travel agents & Tickets Italy

Adria Airways


Amfibie Treks (Sardinia)

Aventure Bellissime

Basic Travel

Club Actif

Holiday Italy

Italy Rome Tour

Mountain Bike Holidays

Segway Tours

Tururi Sicily Tours

Hotels/ Bed & Breakfast/ Podere

B&B Cà d'Rot (Ratti's Home), Vinchio

B&B near Lake Garda

Eleonora B&B, Oristano

Hotel Castle, Rome

Hotel Domus Pacis, Assisi

Hotel Pendini, Florence

Monte Cerro

Podere Casalino

Podere Pantano

Villas & Apartments Italy

Agriturismo Landrucci

Agriturismo Sopra e Sotto, Le Marche

Amarante Villas

Borgo Belfiore ap. in Le Marche

Ca Salvatore, de Marche

Casa in Italia

Casale Eline, Le Marche


Le Marche, Holiday Homes

Villa's Solo Sicily

Zamorano Villas

Holidayhome for rent



L'Antica Trattoria

Camping sites Italy

Agriturismo Sopra e Sotto, Le Marche

Camping Lago Maggiore

Campings Lake Garda

Campings in Italy

Campings Sardinia

Minicamping Casa del Poggio

General Information Italy

CIA Factbook Italy

Etiquette in Italy

Getting married in Le Marche

The Weather in Italy

Italian municipalities

Italian government

Italy and the European Union

Italy Forum

Tour Italy

Marry in Italy

Ministry Foreign Affairs

Dutch in Rome

Traffic rules in Italy

What to see in Italy


Castelli in Valle d'Aosta

Isola Bella

Isola dei Cappuccini





Repubblica di San Marino


Templevally of Agrigento


Agritourism Italy

Agritur. Abruzzen, Italy Farm Stay

Agriturismo Santa Maria

Au Jardin Fleury

Cascina Grassi


Overnight in Cupramontana

Tenuta La Mandria

Firenze Italy

Casa Buonarroti

Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore

Firenze Card

Galleria degli Uffizi

Galleria dell'Accademia

Municipality Florence

Musea Florence

Palazzo Pitti

Palazzo Vecchio

Santa Croce

Unesco Florence

Rome Italy

Ancient Rome

Basilica San Clemente



Forum Romanum


Parking in Rome


Pleinen in Rome

Rome city explorer

Trevi Fountain

Villa Borghese

Apulia/ Puglia Italy


Castel del Monte

De trulli van Apulië


Emilia-Romagna Italy





Regione Emilia-Romagna



Milan Italy

Architecture Milan

Castello Sforzesco

Comune di Milano

Dom Milan

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

Milan City Guide

Museum Poldi Pezzoli

Parco Nord Milano

Teatro alla Scala

Webcams Milaan

Science museum

Venice Italy

Canal Grande


Gallerie dell'Accademia

Glassblowers school

Gondolas Venice

Lido di Venezia


Musea Venice

Peggy Guggenheim Museum

Rialto bridge

San Marco square

Le Marche Italy




Marche Cultura

Marche Voyager

Museo della Carta


Living in Le Marche

Lombardy Italy



Tourism Office Lake Garda

Como Lake

Lake Garda on You Tube

Lago di Garda

Lago Maggiore

Tuscany Italy






Palio di Siena



Sardinia Italy

Amfibie Treks (Sardinia)

Archeological authority

Authentic Sardinia


Forum Traiani

Museum Sardara


Santa Vittoria di Serri


Sicily Italy

Archeological zone Agrigente

Map Sicily









Umbria Italy


Lago Trasimeno




Regione Umbria

Umbria: the 92 comuni

Umbria Verde

Restaurants/ Culinary Italy

Cipriani, Venice


Italian cuisine in Europe

Italian Pasta

Kandoo restaurant Milan

Cooking in Cupramontana

Restaurant guide

Restaurant Nabucco, Milaan

Vegetarian restaurant La Ginestra

Events/ going out Italy

Carnavale di Sciacca

International Film Festival Milan

Italy Nightlife

Marche in festa

Milan Design Week

Nightlife Lake Garda

Old Fashion Club Milan

Puccini Festival

Rome Clubs

History/ Culture Italy

Academia Belgica in Rome

Belpaese Kunst en Cultuur

Bernardo Bertolucci

Federico Fellini

History Sardina

History Italy

History Roman Empire

Italiaanse Cultuur

Photos/ Travelstories/ Blogs

Art and Barb in Italy

Baardwijks Worldview

EA year in Venice

Every day Italy

Bicycle holiday Italy

Emmina Milano

Italy Writers

Photo Gallery Italy

Walking at Sicily

Real estate Italy

Borsa Immobiliare

Il Casolare

International Residence

Le Marche with passion

Property in Sicily

Tombolesi Italian real estate

Toscana Houses

Transport Italy

Alnax Limousines

Sleep Train


Grimaldi Ferries

Italian Railways

Milan Malpensa

Airport Cagliari Elmas

Italian language/ Education

Ciao! Webcourse Italian


Online Italian

International School Milan

Italian Grammar

St. Italian School Holland

Universita di Roma

University of Cagliari

Sports/ Activities Italy

AC Milan

Club Nomentano

Cycling in Le Marche

Grand Prix Italy

Internazionali BNL d'Italia

San Siro stadion

Winter sports Valle d'Aosta

Yachting Club Torri

Shopping Italy

Cinisello Balsamo

Dolce & Gabbana

Italy's Best Outlet Malls

Le Befane Rimini



Shopping in Le Marche


Shopping in Milan


Healthcare Italy

Dentist in Tuscany

Dentists in Venice

Emergency Medical Services

Ministry of public health

Physiolab Roma

Privat Clinic Villa Salaria

WHO Italy

Hospitals in Italy

Italian wine

Cerasuolo di Vittoria




Vermentino di Gallura


Wine regions in Italy

Religion Italy

Hinduism in Jesol

Italian catholicism


Religious minorities

Sint-Pieters basilica

Tibetans Buddhism Italy


Jobs/ Internships Italy


Distretti Italia


Internship Italia Promotion

Jobs in Italy

Work abroad

Business Italy

Banca d'Italia

Taxes Italy

Credit Management Italy

The Italian economy

Fiera Milano

Italy Export and enterprise

Doing business in Italy

Travel guide Italy A-Z

Art in Italy

Italy is famous for the Renaissance, and has some very great painters produced. Many famous paintings are Italian. In the 60s of the last century the early days of the Italian film, Fellini was a star of world stature. Italy is the country with the most monuments in the world. Coinciding with the first baroque church was also another typical Italian art form: the Opera.

Borderformalities for Italy

For Italy, you need a valid passport or a valid Dutch / Belgian identity card. A visa is not required. As of June 26, 2012, all children need their own passport. An addition to the passport of a parent is no longer valid.

Capital of Italy

The capital of Italy is Rome.

Car rental in Italy

To hire a car you must be at least 25 years in Italy.


In Italy, they like children. There are many activities for children and child-friendly accomodation is easy to find.

Climate/ weather in Italy

The greater part of Italy has a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. In the Alps and the Apennines there is an alpine climate and it often snows. In Sicily it is warmer. In the winter sometimes the tramonta blows (which literally means mountain), this is a cold north wind, but dry.

Culinary Italy

Italy is famous for its pastas, pizzas and great Italian ice. Italy also has many coffee specialties and excellent wines. Culinary Italy falls under the Mediterrande kitchen. Nowhere are the pomodori (tomatoes) and olives so tasty.

Culture of Italy

Italy was the ancient center of the Roman Empire. Later, in Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance, especially in Tuscany.

Economy in Italy

The Italian economy is known for its development gap between the north and the south. The causes are mainly related to the different historical development, geographical location and the physical environment. The north is the most prosperous.

Electricity in Italy

The voltage in Italy is 230V/50Hz, one uses a European or Italian plug.

Fashion of Italy

The Italian fashion is unequaled. Milan is a world famous fashion city and Italy has a very large number of designers. Italian clothing brings a distinct style and personality with it.

Fauna in Italy

Particular species are the Alpine chamois, ibex and alpine marmot. In the Apennines are some wolves and bears. On the whole peninsula and Sardinia are mouflons. Of the birds, the vulture, the egret, the golden eagle, the bee-eater, the roller, the hops and the Chough striking, from the reptiles the wall gecko, the emerald lizard, the wall lizard, the terrapin, the whip snake and aspic. Finally sea life of dolphins, swordfish, tuna and some shark species.

Flora in Italy

In Italy, 22.7% of the area is covered by forest. Along the Italian coasts we find pine forests (Pineta), consisting of pines aleppo pines and pines, in the cooler areas chestnut, oak, beech, rowan, maples and elms, in the mountains birch, larch and various types of spruce and pine. The most forested regions are Trentino Alto Adige (46.5%) and Liguria (53.2%).

General travelinformation Italy

The Italian Republic is largely situated on the Italian Peninsula. Because the form the country is called "the boot".

Geography of Italy

Approximately 75% of Italy is mountainous or hilly. There are narrow strips of lowlands along the Adriatic coast and parts of the Tyrrhenian coast. In the north of the country lie the Alps and the Dolomites. The highest point of the Italian Alps is Mont Blanc de Courmayeur, which is 4765 meters high. Besides the famous volcano Vesuvius, which erupted in 79 devastating, Italy has a number of active volcanoes: Mount Etna in Sicily, Stromboli, Vulcano and others. Italy is a peninsula. This means that the distance to the sea is almost never greater than 200 km.


In Italy, the facilities for the disabled are limited. If you want to make sure that certain features will not missing, please inform well in advance.

Healtcare in Italy

Health care in Italy is at a high level. Pharmacies are located everywhere and on Sunday there is a conversion service. Be careful for ticks when walking or camping in nature, as they may transmit Lyme disease. To reduce the risk of tick bites wear covering clothing and use insect repellent on exposed skin. Generally the tap water in Italy is of good quality and can be safely consumed. When in doubt or when you see the inscription 'Acqua non potabile' it is advisable to buy bottled water.

Inhabitants of Italy

Italy has 61,261,254 (2012) inhabitants. From the mid 90's, Italy was one of the first countries in Europe which have a negative population growth. In other words, the number of births is less than the number of people died. In the last two or three years there will be a very low growth.

Internet in Italy

Broadband Internet is widely available in Italy. Many hotels, restaurants and bars offer free internet (often wireless) for their guests.

Money in Italy

In Italy they use the euro, it replaced the Italian lira. Credit cards are accepted in almost all hotels, restaurants, shops and petrol stations. Italy has plenty of ATMs (Bancomat). If you are traveling to Sicily and arrives at the weekend, take enough cash with you, as the ATMs are often empty.

Nation Day Italy

On June 2 there is La Festa della Repubblica. It is the commemoration of the fact that Italy in 1946 became a republic, after a referendum.

Regime of Italy

Italy is a member of the EU. Italy is a Republic. The independent states Vatican City, the pope is the head, and San Marino are two enclaves within the Italian borders. Campione d'Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland.

Pets on holiday in Italy

Every dog that crosses borders needs an European passport and identification by means of a chip. On 2 July 2011, the tattoo is no longer allowed to travel within the EU, and the chip is therefore required. Additionally, your dog must be vaccinated against rabies.

Post Italy

Stamps (francobolli) are in Italy available at post offices, tobacco shops, some souvenir shops and major hotels.

Religion Italy

Most Italians are Roman Catholic, although since 1984 it is no longer the official state religion in Italy. Furthermore there are various religious minorities, including the Waldenzen.

Smoking in Italy

Smoking is not allowed in Italy in public areas. In restaurants, cafes and bars, smoking is only allowed in an enclosed smoking room.

Taxis in Italy

There are plenty of taxis in the (big) cities of Italy. A taxi can be found at the special taxi ranks or by phone. Make sure that the taxi is really a company with a taxi sign on the roof and that the meter is running when driving. Short trips will not cost more than 15 euros. The official taxis are often white or yellow. Rates should be visible in the taxi.

Telephony in Italy

The country code for Italy is +39. There is a 3G network.

Time difference Italy

The Time Zone in Italy is UTC/GMT +2 hours.

Tipping in Italy

If you are in Italy the word Coperto on your account means that an additional amount is charged for the couvert and pre-served bread. because there is already a separate fee charged, no extra tip is needed. When one decides to give a tip in Italy it is customary to leave this on the table.

Working in Italy

EU nationals do not need a work permit. A residence permit for a stay of longer than three months is still required. EU nationals must apply for an EU residence card at the police station in the place where they live or work. Non-EU nationals who wish to work in Italy, need a special work visa and a work and residence permit.


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