The greek temple of Segesta near Trapani in Italy
The greek temple of Segesta near Trapani in Italy


Visit Italy, the birthplace of artistic icons and home to some of the world’s most celebrated cuisine. There is, however, much more to this familiar country than its fantastic food and rich cultural heritage. Yes, it boasts more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other destination around the globe, but it also has an unparalleled range of archaeological wonders that are sure to astound any visitor. From the iconic Colosseum in Rome and the haunting ruins of Pompeii, to the Punic temples and Nuragic sites of Sardinia – a range of monuments and stories can be uncovered in this much-visited European country.

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Country Information - Italy

  • Currency - The currency of Italy is the Euro which replaced the Lira. Major credit cards are widely accepted
  • How to Dress - Most areas are relatively liberal although it is advised that you cover your shoulders and lower body if visiting religious areas such as the Vatican
  • Cultural Differences - Italy is made up of a large variety of regions each with their own history. Italians are family orientated often meeting for large gatherings. Italians have a love of food. They are very passionate and often animated
  • Language - Italian is the primary language. English is widely spoken in tourist regions
  • Tipping - Tipping is not required in Italy