Language and culture, food and fashion, art and architecture, history and myths…all fill your senses as you set foot in bella Italia. Whether it’s the gondola rides and soft sunsets at Venice, the sweeping landscape and vineyards in Tuscany or the iconic larger-than-life sites in Rome—Italy invites you to slow down and soak it all in.
ITALY AT A GLANCE
Currency: Euro (€)
Tipping Customs: Though not expected, you could give 10-15% at restaurants, if service charge is not included.
Popular Drink: The Spritz
Must Eat: Gelato—no trip to Italy is complete without it.
Power Up: Type G (3-prong plug), 230 V
Weather: The climate varies considerably from the north to the south of Italy. North has extreme winters and summer. Central is milder, as is the South. Always check local weather.
Best Time to Visit: Any time of the year. Overall, April to June and September to October are most popular, when it’s comfortably warm.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN ITALY
Go on a Gondola
See Venice as it was intended to be seen, from the water. Let your gondolier take you through the quiet canals for an enchanting time.
Hike through Cinque Terre
Explore picturesque cliffside villages and their citrus and olive farms with a hiking guide. Be camera-ready for breathtaking views.
This ancient city, incredibly preserved by volcanic ash, gives you an insight of Roman life before the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Make Time for David
Carved out of a single block of marble, Michelangelo’s statue of David is truly iconic. See it in the “flesh” at the Accademia Gallery in Florence.
Rome on Wheels
From the Spanish Steps, Colosseum, and Pantheon, to the gorgeous Trevi Fountain—pick a bike, Segway, Vespa, or golf cart tour to see it all.
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