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Weather & Climate in Italy

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Due to the large size of the peninsula and the largely mountainous inland conformation, the climate in Italy is very diverse. In most of the northern and central interior regions, the climate ranges from humid subtropical to humid continental and oceanic. The climate in the geographical area of the Po Valley is mostly continental, where the winters are cold and the summers hot.

In Liguria, Tuscany and the majority of the south, coastal areas comply in general with the stereotype of the Mediterranean climate. Conditions in the coastal areas of the peninsula can be very different from those in the high altitudes and valleys of the interior, especially during the winter months when the high altitudes are cold, humid and often snowy. Coastal areas have mild winters and warm and generally dry summers, although the valleys of the plains can become quite warm in summer. Temperatures in winter typically range from 0 °C (32 °F) in the Alps and up to 12 °C (54 °F) in Sicily, while average temperatures in summer are between 20 °C to over 25 °C .

How To Travel To Italy

By plane The largest airports are served by the major European airlines. Intercontinental airlines mainly land in Rome and Milan, with Rome being the main international gateway to the country. Most mid-range international flights arrive in the following Italian cities: Rome - with two airports: Fiumicino (FCO - Leonardo da Vinci) and...

How To Travel Around Italy

By train Trains in Italy are generally of good quality, frequent but not always reliable. The railway market in Italy has recently been opened to competition. On some high-speed lines, you can therefore choose between the "Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori" (private) and "Trenitalia" (state-owned). On all other lines, the state is the...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Italy

Italy is a member of the Schengen Agreement. There are normally no border controls between the countries that have signed and implemented the treaty. This includes most countries of the European Union and a few other countries.Before boarding an international flight or ship, there is usually an identity check. Sometimes...

Destinations in Italy

Regions in Italy Northwest Italy (Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy and Valle d'Aosta).The Italian Riviera, including Portofino and the Cinque Terre. The Alps and world-class cities such as Italy's industrial capital (Turin), its largest port (Genoa) and the country's main business centre (Milan) share with visitors to the region magnificent landscapes such...

Accommodation & Hotels in Italy

In larger cities and tourist areas you'll find a good range of accommodation, from top brand hotels to family-run bed & breakfasts and room rentals, but hostels are really few and far between. Camping is a good way to save money and campsites are generally well run, but especially...

Things To See in Italy

There is so much to see in Italy that it is hard to know where to start. Practically every little village has one or two interesting places, plus a few other things to see. Etruscan Italy. If you're short on time and can't travel outside the big cities, don't miss...

Things To Do in Italy

One of Italy's great advantages is that its long, slender shape means that when you're tired of sightseeing, you're only a relatively short distance from a beach. But once you're there, you might be a bit lost, especially if you come from a country where the beach is free...

Food & Drinks in Italy

Food in Italy Cuisine Italian cuisine in Italy is different from what they call "Italian Cuisine" in America. It is truly one of the most diverse countries in the world, and there are different specialities in every region, and even in every town and village you go to. It might be...

Money & Shopping in Italy

Currency in Italy Italy uses the euro. It is one of the many European countries that use this common currency. All euro banknotes and coins are legal tender in all countries. One euro is divided into 100 cents. The official symbol of the euro is € and its ISO code is EUR....

Festivals & Holidays in Italy

Public holidays in Italy DateEnglish nameLocal name1 JanuaryNew Year's DayCapodanno6 JanuaryEpiphanyEpifaniaMonday after EasterEaster MondayAngel Monday, Albism Monday25 aprilLiberation DayLiberation Day1 MayInternational Workers' DayLabour Day (or Workers' Day)2 JuneRepublic DayBirth of the Italian Republic, 194615 AugustFerragosto/Assumption DayAugust and Assumption1 NovemberAll Saints' Day8 DecemberImmaculate ConceptionImmaculate Conception (ou simplement Immacolata)25 DecemberChristmas DayBoxing DaySaint...

Traditions & Customs in Italy

Italy has a reputation for being a hospitable country and Italians are friendly and accommodating, as well as very used to small talk and interaction with foreigners. Italian society is also much less formal than that of northern European or English-speaking countries, especially in terms of introductions (Italians rarely...

Internet & Communications in Italy

Access to the Internet WiFi By law, all public internet access points must record the websites visited by customers, and even the customer's ID: Expect to be denied access if you cannot provide ID. Hotels providing internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the...

Language & Phrasebook in Italy

Italian (italiano) is the language originally spoken by most Italians. Each region of Italy has a distinct Romance language in addition to Italian, which may or may not be the native language of the inhabitants, depending on the region: in regions such as Rome or Milan, Italian is now...

Culture Of Italy

Divided for centuries by politics and geography, Italy developed a unique culture until its unification in 1861, characterised by a variety of regional customs and local centres of power and patronage. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, a series of magnificent courts competed for the best architects, artists...

History Of Italy

Prehistory and Antiquity Excavations throughout Italy have shown that Neanderthal man lived as early as the Palaeolithic period, about 200,000 years ago, while modern man arrived about 40,000 years ago. The ancient peoples of pre-Roman Italy - such as the Umbrians, Latins (from whom the Romans descended), Volscians, Oscans, Samnites,...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Italy

Stay safe in Italy In case of emergency, call 113 (Polizia di Stato - State Police), 112 (Carabinieri - Gendarmerie), 117 (Guardia di Finanza - Financial Police), 115 (Fire Brigade), 118 (Medical Rescue Service), 1515 (State Forestry Administration), 1530 (Coast Guard), 1528 (Traffic News). Italy, like most developed countries, is a...

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