The ultimate travel guide to Italy

Discover the enchanting charm of Italy with our travel guide! From the timeless beauty of Rome’s historic monuments to the romantic canals of Venice, Italy offers an unparalleled travel experience. Wander through the atmospheric alleys, taste the delicious Italian cuisine, and enjoy the lush vineyards in Tuscany. Our Italy guide shares insider tips for exploring iconic sights and experiencing local traditions. Whether you’re admiring the art of Florence or relaxing on the Amalfi Coast, let our guide lead you on an unforgettable Italian journey full of culture, history, and culinary highlights.


What you can expect from Italy

Capital: Rome

Language: The official language in Italy is Italian. Italian has many dialects. In the tourist areas and larger cities you can can communicate well in English, especially the older generations speak less English.

Payment methods: Debit cards and credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. Additionally, there are plenty of ATMs throughout the country.

Power outlets: In Italy, type F and L sockets are used. The standard voltage is 230 volts.

Time zone: Italy is in the Central European Time Zone (CET). There is no time difference between the Netherlands and Italy. Italy has a different summer and winter time in order to save daylight.

Visa:If you plan to stay in Italy for less than 90 days, you do not need a visa. If you plan to stay longer than 90 days, you should contact the embassy.

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Rome - Pantheon

Best time to visit Italy

Most of Italy has a Mediterranean climate. This means that the summers are hot and dry, while in the winter you can count on milder temperatures. Rainfall in Italy almost only falls in winter. The spring (April-June) is a picturesque period when flowers are in bloom, temperatures are pleasant, and tourist attractions are less crowded. For sun worshippers, the summer (July-August) is perfect, but expect crowds and hot weather. The fall (September-October) offers milder temperatures and is ideal for wine enthusiasts who want to experience the harvest. Winter travelers (November-March) can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in cities like Rome and Florence, although some coastal areas are less visited.

In the north of Italy lies the Alps. Here, there is a high mountain climate. This means that winters can be very cold and summers mild. The Alps are therefore a well-known winter sports area.