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Surface: 301 318 km²
Capital: Rome
Population: 60,813,326 inhabitants (2011)

Photo: Brigitte Muck

Travel advice
Availability: No special safety risks.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
May, June and September are the best months to travel to northern Italy.
April, May, June, September and October are the best months to travel to central and southern Italy.
This avoids the mild to cold winter months with relatively high precipitation and mass tourism.

Italian is the official language in Italy. In addition, on a small scale German, French, Slovenian, Greek, speak Friulian and Croatian.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not required.

Immunization (vaccination)
To visit Italy, you do not need vaccinations.

Money and Money
In Italy will be paid by the euro (EUR).

Traffic and route
In Italy you must drive on the right side of the road.
In Italy are toll roads. An overview of all toll roads in Italy, visit ANWB .

In Italy in some cases an adapter is needed.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink tap water because of the chlorine content. This can cause stomach or intestinal problems.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Italy can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Italy, visit Abyznewslinks .

Photo: Brigitte Muck

Websites in Italy ending in .it.
Official websites of Italy: and .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Italy.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Italy.

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The national holiday of Italy falls on 2 June.
All other holidays in Italy can be found at and .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Italy can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage Sites in Italy can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.