Welcome to Destination ItalyTravel Tips - Introduction

Useful Information:

  • If you intend to do most of your traveling by train, then a Eurail pass is highly recommended - www.eurail.com

  • Tourists are required to register with the police within three days of arriving in Italy. This will usually be done by the hotel that you stay in. If you are staying at alternate accommodations there is a special police information office in Rome to assist tourists - telephone: 461-950 or 486-609 (Interpreters available)

  • No vaccinations are required to enter Italy or to re-enter the U.S. and Canada.

  • Time zones - Italy is six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the USA and Canada. Italy is one hour ahead of GMT (Greenwich Meridian Time). Daylight saving time goes into affect each year usually from March to mid October.

  • Click here for: Important/Emergency Telephone Numbers in Italy

  • Whilst in Italy if you are planning on renting a car, remember that the Italians drive on the right hand side of the road and that you must be over 21 years of age and you will require a valid international driving license.

  • Not all tourist places in Italy allow picture taking. Museums, especially, often retain sole rights to photograph their works.

  • Italy has only started becoming handicap-accessible. Wheelchair access to restaurant bathrooms is almost nonexistent, ramps are rare, elevators in old buildings are uncommon, and buses in general are not wheelchair-compatible.

  • When shopping for clothes in Italy, take note that many stores will not allow the trying on of shirts and blouses.

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