Population: 60 million (2020) (23rd)
Rank in territory: (72nd)
Currency to US$: approx 1.17
Rank in GDP: 28th (495.69 billion)
Electric socket: 230V (50Hz) two prong plug
Italy is a fairly safe country. However, don't fantasise that, just because it's in Europe there will be no crime over there. Remember that Italians pretty much formalised crime with their mafia. Nevertheless, you will be just more susceptible to petty crimes, if you are not careful enough. For instance, don't leave your belongs un-watched, mainly in train stations. Don't leave the key of the cars when parking on car parks if you have luggage in the boot. Preferable carry your wallet and mobiles on the front pocket. And always travel insured!
Italian – You can get by with basic English, but will have difficulties to engage in long conversation, particularly in the south.
Christianism (84%), Agnostic (12%), Islam (3%), others (1%)
Regions and cities
- North – Aosta Valley; Piedmont; Liguria; Lombardy; Veneto; Trentino Alto Adige; Friuli Venezia Giulia; Emilia Romagna
- Center – Tuscany; Umbria; The Marches; Lazio
- South – Campania; Basilicata; Abruzzo; Molise; Apulia; Calabria
- Islands – Sardinia; Sicily
- Most populated cities - Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Palermo
- Most visited cities - Rome, Milan, Naples, Venice, Florence
- Top 5 Monday Feelings places - Rome, Naples, Florence, Polignano A Mare (or the whole Puglia), Syracuse (or the whole Sicily)
As part of Schengen Agreement, all the 26 countries who agreed on Schengen have abolished their borders for free and unrestricted movement of people.
Click here to see all the countries that are part of the Schengen Agreement
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Therefore, it's only needed to show any form of identification document to enter Italy. However, if staying longer than 90 days, you must register at Ufficio Anagrafe
If you are not part of Schengen Agreement, then you must apply for a visa at any Italian consulate.