Italy international travel advice

Landscape view of Italy

Italy 🇮🇹

Italy is part of Europe with main city at Rome. Its Developed country with a population of 61M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Italian. the Republic of Italy is the formal name of Italy It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~4.26 °C   🌧 ~77.15 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 61M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our travel advice for Italy. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Italy.

issued date: November 3, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Italy uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type F and Type L.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Italian


💱 Currencies Used

Italy uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

💳 Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Italy (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines (local name: bancomat) are very common in Italy. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Italy. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Italy is on average 7.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Italy is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about €7.48, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: 3 (Tre), Iliad, TIM, Vodafone or Wind. Italy uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Italy upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Italy, dial +, then 39 (the country code for Italy), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Italy, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 02 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Italy you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 50-70 km/h (31-43 mph) in all built-up areas and 70-90 km/h (43-55 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.

🚦 On the road

Road assistance is available at 803 116 (Automobile Club D'Italia (ACI)). For general news on Italy's traffic use Autostrade Italia. For news on Italy’s motorways and tolls use Autostrade per l'Italia. Most popular petrol stations in Italy are Eni, Tamoil, Q8, Esso, Total Erg and Api-Ip. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called Normale (95), Benzina senza piombo, Benzina verde, Speciale (98) or benzina. Petrol costs about €1.52 per liter.Diesel options are called Gasolio or Diesel.

🆘 Emergency





Fire department


Last updated: January 1, 2020