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Italy is a country located in southern Europe. It was founded on March 17, 1861.
Italy Travel Guide
This local travel guide below will provide you with travel information & tips to plan your trip to Italy and find the best things to see, do and experience in Italy even before you arrive here.
History [Founded on March 17, 1861] • Capital [Rome] • Government [Parliamentary Republic] • Currency [Euro (€)] • Language [Italian (official), German, French] • Religion [Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim] • Electricity [230V, 50Hz (European or Italian plug)] • Time Zone [UTC+1] • Country Code [+39] • Internet TLD [.it] • Emergencies [Dial 112]
Events, Festivals and Holiday
– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri
– Epiphany, January 6, Wed
– Easter Monday, March 28, Mon
– Liberation Day, April 25, Mon
– Labour day, May 1, Sun
– Republic Day, June 2, Thu
– Assumption Day, August 1, Mon
– All Saints Day, November 1, Tue
– Immaculate Conception Day, December 08, Thu
– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun
– St Stephens Day, December 26, Mon
Hotel – 1-2 euro for porter. Housekeeper 1-2 euro
Restaurant – No tipping expected.
Tour Guide – 5 Euros
Taxi Driver – No tipping expected.
Spas – 10% of the bill
Money & Duty Free
Euro with symbol: € = 100 cents
Euro Notes denominations (€):5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500
Euro Coin denominations(€): 2, 1
Euro Coin denominations(Cents):1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
MasterCard, American Express, Cirrus, Maestro, Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants. It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.
ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.
Widely accepted. In Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.
Mon to Fri: 0830-1330, 1500-1600.