Some say Italy has it all. This could be true when one considers what is on offer. It has beautiful scenery ranging from its scenic coastal areas to its colourful mountain ranges. It has a vast wealth of culture, architecture and ancient sites. It has modern cities and metropolises reflecting contemporary Italy. And don’t forget Italy’s gifts to the world with its wonderful cuisine and wines.
Total Area: 301,338 km2
Country Code: +39
Country Population: 60,782,668
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, and Master Card
Electricity: 220 V
Ethnic Groups: 92% Italian; 1.81% Romanian; 1.07% North African; 5.12% Other
Location: Southern Europe
Official Language(s): Italian
Religion: 87.8% Catholicism, 1.9% Islam, 1.6% Orthodoxy, 1.4% Protestantism, 1.5% Other, 5.8% No religion
Time Zone: CET (UTC +1)
Tipping: No need to tip in restaurants. You tip in hotels for good service, generally 0.75 – 1.50 Euros a day. It is not necessary to tip in taxis.