This Italy travel guide covers one of the most popular travel destinations in the entire world. It’s the land of pizza and pasta, the Colosseum, wine, and stunning landscapes. It’s sexy accents, Renaissance history, grand cathedrals, and everything sugar-coated and creme-filled in between.
Italy is one of the most recognizable countries in all of Europe and is full of amazing travel destinations for just about every single traveler. There’s so much more to Italy than Rome!
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Italy travel basics
What currency is used in Italy?
Euros are used in Italy. (Check out xe.com for the most up-to-date currency conversion–they have a mobile app too!)
What are Italy’s visa/passport requirements?
If you’re planning to spend less than 90 days in Italy/the Schengen area, you can get by using just your U.S. passport–no Visa required. (Except for all those pizzas you’re planning on buying, ba-dum-tshh!)
However, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you leave the Schengen area.
What language do they speak in Italy?
The official language of Italy is Love Italian.
Where to stay in Italy
Regardless of where in Italy you’ll be visiting, there will be hotels, hostels, B&Bs, and Alpine chalets ready and willing to put you up.
When you decide where in Italy you want to visit, I recommend reading hotel reviews on Tripadvisor, then booking your room through Booking.com (my favorite booking site).