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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘buongiorno’
(bwon-jor-no)
Italian
Plug combo cl
Electricity
230V/50hz
More on electricity
Apr-Jun
Best time to go
Spring

Money and costs

Currency
Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated September 24, 2018 6:51PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€100
  • Dorm bed: €20–35
  • Double room in a budget hotel: €60–130
  • Pizza or pasta: €6–12
Midrange
€100–250
  • Double room in a hotel: €110–200
  • Local restaurant dinner: €25–45
  • Admission to museum: €4–15
Top end (more than)
€250
  • Double room in a four- or five-star hotel: €200 plus
  • Top restaurant dinner: €45–150
  • Opera ticket: €40–210

Visas

Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days (or at all for EU nationals); some nationalities need a Schengen visa.

Get the latest visa advice for Italy from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
ITA
Rome
Go Mar–JunSep–Nov
Mar – May
20106849
Jun – Aug
30198666
Sep – Nov
22127253
Dec – Feb
1345538
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Florence
Go Apr–MaySep–Oct
Mar – May
2096848
0.07
0.0
Jun – Aug
30188564
0.07
0.0
Sep – Nov
21127053
0.03
0.0
Dec – Feb
1135238
0.13
0.01
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Puglia
Go Apr–Sep
Mar – May
1886447
Jun – Aug
30188564
Sep – Nov
20126953
Dec – Feb
1035038
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Palermo
Go Apr–Oct
Mar – May
19136655
Jun – Aug
28228372
Sep – Nov
24187463
Dec – Feb
15105950
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Venice
Go Jan–Dec
Mar – May
1796349
0.2
0.01
Jun – Aug
27198166
0.13
0.01
Sep – Nov
19116552
0.03
0.0
Dec – Feb
714532
0.17
0.01
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Milan
Go Mar–Oct
Mar – May
1886446
0.07
0.0
Jun – Aug
29198566
0.13
0.01
Sep – Nov
19116551
0.0
0.0
Dec – Feb
814633
0.2
0.01
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Italy

A plethora of airlines link Italy with the rest of the world, and cut-rate carriers have significantly driven down the cost of flights from other European countries. Excellent rail and bus connections, especially with northern Italy, offer efficient overland transport, while car and passenger ferries run to ports throughout the Mediterranean.

Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Flights to Italy

The best price found from United States to Italy is on October 1st, 2018, travelling with WOW air. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

BWI
Baltimore Washington International
from $160.00
MXP
Milan Malpensa

Getting around Italy

Transport in Italy is affordable, quick and efficient.

Train Reasonably priced, with extensive coverage and frequent departures. High-speed trains connect major cities.

Car Handy for travelling at your own pace, or for visiting regions with minimal public transport. Not a good idea for travelling within major urban areas.

Bus Cheaper and slower than trains. Useful for more remote villages not serviced by trains.

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