At Visit Italy Tours, we strive to make your Italian vacation effortless and infinitely enjoyable. If you have never experienced Italy we want to introduce you like you are family. If you know Italy, we want to escort you and introduce you to new experiences. We have built this toolbox to assist our clients in the simple, but important aspects of travelling abroad. If you do not find the answers to your questions here, please contact one of our customer service representatives at 1-800-255-3537.
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Make sure you have a valid passport (visas not required unless you are staying longer than 90 days). In case your wallet is lost or stolen, be sure to make a copy of your passport and credit cards, and either pack them in a separate bag or leave the copy with someone who can fax them to you if needed.
If your tour includes any of the magnificent churches or cathedrals, it is customary to wear appropriate clothing for these venues: generally no shorts or sleeveless shirts/tops.
Drinking water can be heavily chlorinated in Italy. Choices of bottled water typically include with gas (bubbles) or still (non-carbonated).
Be sure to check with your tour guide about the type of electrical outlets available and appropriate conversion kits for your electrical needs. Conversion kits are often available at the front desk of the hotels, but it is recommended to purchase one before you depart for Italy.
Internet cafes are available all over Italy.
Check with your cell phone provider before departure to determine the requirements to make cell phones/texting function in Italy.
Italian is the dominant language, and learning a few words in Italian will make the trip easier.