Italy Vacation Ideas

Quick Facts & Travel Tips

Do you need a visa to Italy?

In order to enter Italy, you need to have a valid Schengen visa. If you’re a citizen of the EU group of countries, you can enter Italy without a visa. However, if you’re a citizen of Canada, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia – you can stay in Schengen areas for 90 days.

Check out our detailed guide on how to apply for a Schengen visa – read it here.

Where to book your flights to Italy?

Check our handy-dandy guide on how to find the cheapest flights around the world – read it here.

Do you need travel insurance for Italy?

Remember this: anything can happen! Read our take on why you need travel insurance and how it can save you money when things go unplanned – read it here.

What is the most famous thing in Italy?

The better question is, what is Italy NOT famous for? Well, here’s a shortlist for you to get started with:

  • Food (Pasta, pizza, cheeses, and cured meats)
  • Wine
  • Famous painters (such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Michaelangelo, Raphael, etc.)
  • Architecture (Colosseum, Pantheon, etc.)
  • Vespa
  • Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Beautiful beaches

What are 5 interesting facts about Italy?

  • Italy has the oldest university in the world
  • It is the only country that has most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Italy is one of the largest producers of wines
  • Italy was a kingdom until 1946
  • It is easy to recognize Italy in any world map, as the country is shaped like a high-heeled boot

What is the best way to travel in Italy?

  • Plane – quickest way to get from one city to another but it may be expensive
  • Train – fastest way to get from one city to another economically
  • Car – cheaper alternative and there’s more freedom
  • Bus – cheapest way but it may take longer than normal


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