Italy boasts a long Mediterranean coastline with a boot-shaped peninsula that juts out of southern Europe into the Adriatic Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Its capital is Rome and is home to the Vatican, the Renaissance masterpieces such as famed Italian painters Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo; its art, language, opera, football team, Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.
Italy is a country that captures our hearts every time we travel there.
There is genuinely something to enchant everyone, from Tuscany’s vineyards, picture-perfect Amalfi Coast or the iconic Venetian canals, to pasta & pizza and mouth-watering gelato. Multiple visits are needed to appreciate this country and discover everything it offers.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
Italy’s Mediterranean climate has hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.
Spring – March to May – popular time to visit Italy 26-28 °C
Summer – June to August are warm; temperatures average between 24-32℃.
July is generally the hottest month, with temperatures up to 30C (86F).
Autumn – September to November – average temperature is 5°C-26°C
October to November is the rainy season.
Winter – December to February – average temperature is 5°C-15°C, and January is the coldest month.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Language: The official language is Italian
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Banks & ATMs:
There are three national banks, chartered banks, cooperative banks, and private banks. ATMs in Italy are known as Bancomat and can be found anywhere in large cities and small towns. The machine operates just as ATMs do anywhere else; it prompts the user for the preferred language at the beginning of the transaction.
Plugs and Sockets:
There are three associated plug types, types C, F and L.
Plug type C has two round pins.
Plug type F has two round pins with two earth clips on the side
Plug type L is the plug type with three round pins
Italy operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz
Italy is safe to visit with low crime rates, but you need to be vigilant against pickpocketers.
There are many options for scheduled flights to Italy. To name a few includes:
Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Aeroflot, American Airlines, United Airlines, Air China and Qatar Airways.
If you are flying out of London, EasyJet has some great fares.
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