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Identity Card:
  • Language Italian, French in the Aosta Valley, some dialects: Neapolitan, Tuscan .

  • Capital : Rome

  • Form of state : Parliamentary Republic

  • People : 61 016 8040 hab .

  • Religion: Catholic

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa No, national identity card or passport valid .

    • Passport No, national map of sufficient identity to a European national .

      • Currency Euro

      • Payment Cards You can buy many things with a credit card in Italy, although many small businesses do not accept. Usually we do not ask you your code, an ID card and a signature enough. The ATMs are widespread.

      • Budget stay 1 Week 300-600 Euro

      • Restaurants Remember that Italians eat later than the French, it is common to go to the restaurant or to 14h 22h in the evening
        . cheap < / em> . less than 10 € / person
        Avg : 10 € -25 euros / person
        . high-end : more than 35 € / person.

      • Hosting :
        cheap : 20/30 euros / night
        Average : 60-100 euros / night
        Premium : more than 140 euros / night


        How to get there?

        • coach: It is possible to go to Italy with the Eurolines bus system, a slow means of transport but relatively inexpensive, especially if you carry with you a lot of luggage. (No extra charge unlike the aircraft).

        • By Air: The main airport in the country are now served by low-cost airlines, so that it takes a bit advance it is possible to find plane tickets really cheap from France.

        • By train: There are direct trains from Paris to Turin, Milan, Rome and Venice. (Night train). It is also possible to go through Lyon or Nice to join Milan.

        • By car: There are two ways to go to Italy by car from France or by the Riviera with Highway A8 or N7 or by the Alps via the tunnels of Mont Blanc and Frejus.

          On site:

          • Car One thing to know absolutely many city centers have restricted access, you could be fined about 100 euros for breaching these restrictions measures. Warning your license plate is scanned automatically at the entrance to limited areas.

          • Auto-stop: Not really a common practice in Italy, possible provided to be very patient and a bit lucky .

          • Train : A great way to travel in Italy, safe, fast and cheaper than in France. The least expensive trains are regional trains and Inter-Cities.

          • boat Italy is well connected with its islands: Sicily, Sardinia, Naples Bay Islands, Aeolian Islands, as well as Greece. The main ports on the west coast are Naples, Palermo, Livorno and Salerno (to Corsica). On the coast is Bari and Brindisi allow to join Albania and Greece .

          • plane The Italian has a dense route network, if you are pressed air can be considered to cross northern Italy south quickly, or to Sardinia and Sicily.

            • Vaccinations No mandatory vaccine .

            • Tips : In the summer, take the usual precautions against sunburn and sunstroke, and remember to drink plenty of water

              • Pickpockets: Although 'is a safe country, it is important to warn you against pickpockets raging mainly in tourist areas, railway stations and trains. If you are driving, do not leave anything in sight in a parked vehicle.

              • Caution: It is therefore recommended to make photocopies of your identification documents and your travel documents .

              • Fake accident on the road: fake accidents in which people ask alleged aid in order to steal are common. So be extremely careful.

                • Climate The climate of Italy is very diverse, most of Italy has hot, dry summers while winters are cold and wet in the north, and milder in the south.

                • Average temperatures 24 & deg; C in summer and 8 & deg; C in winter in Rome .

                • Best time to reach : Spring and Autumn are definitely the best seasons to visit Italy, neither too hot nor too cold, over the summer the towns Italian emptied of their inhabitants, which deprives them of much of their charm.

                  Daily life:
                  • Time difference UTC +1

                  • Electrical Outlets : 230V / 50Hz, European or Italian made

                  • Calling code 39

                  • internet, wifi : Many bars and cafeteria have wifi for their guests, most hotels also offer wifi .

                  • Features : Most shops are closed in the afternoon, between 14.00 and 16.30 / 17.00 except the big chain stores .