The official language spoken in Italy is Italian. Some regions in Italy also speak French, German and Slovene.
€25 is approx $30
The time zone in Italy is Central European Standard Time (CET)
A pint in a pub/bar in Italy is around €4.50 (approx $5.56). We'd recommend trying the local specialty though: an Aperol Spritz.
A basic lunchtime meal in a restaurant is around €15 (approx $18.50) but if you grab a slice of pizza or a pot of pasta from a local takeaway you can pay around €5 or less (approx $6)
The prices of transport in Italy differ depending on where you are, but on average a one-way ticket on local transport is around €1.50 (approx $1.85)
Taxi tariffs start at around €5 (approx $6) and they add around €1.50 for every km.
Accommodation can sometimes be on the pricey side, so get yourself a dorm bed in a hostel from €20 (approx $24).
Looking for something a little nicer? A double room in a mid-range hotel can vary between €100-€200 (approx $123-$247).
Want to soak up the true culture of Italy, how about working there? US nationals must be sponsored by a company in order to apply for a work permit.
*Visa and entry requirements are subject to change at any time. Please always check the current status with your applicable embassy prior to travel.
Private hospitals and clinics in Italy are very good, but are expensive if you don’t have medical insurance. First Aid Service (Pronto Soccorso) with a doctor on hand is found at airports, ports, railway stations and hospitals. If you need an ambulance, you can call 118 from anywhere in Italy.
US citizens may be treated in the public hospitals for free, but are still advised to check if their medical or travel insurace will cover treatment in private hospitals or clinics. To avoid any medical hassles make sure you get travel insurance before you go.
You won’t need any vaccinations before traveling to Italy. The tap water is safe to drink, as is the water from drinking fountains unless there is a sign reading ‘Acqua non potabile’. You might see this sign inside trains, camping sites, etc.