Travel to Italy Tips

Travel to Italy tips below can be very useful when visiting Tuscany or any other Italian region. Be informed and have great holidays! Money issues, banks, pharmacies, shopping, pets, public transportation and more.

Where to Shop in Italy?

Easter Italy colored eggsMany tourists planning a shopping in Italy face the same question: Where to shop in Italy?

Choosing a shopping city in Italy is very important so that you won't feel disappointed that your shopping has failed.

Here we will do an Italian clothes and accessories shopping overview to help you answer the question "Where to shop in Italy?".

Head to Italy Shopping Guide


Italy Money Issues

Italy moneyItaly money is represented by Euro (€) equal to 100 Euro cents. Italy paper money is available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro bank notes. Coins in Italy can have a value of 1 and 2 Euro, and of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Euro cents.

Using Credit Cards, ATMs, Travelers Checks and Money Exchange in Italy. Read more about Italy Money Issues


Opening Hours Italy

Opening hours Italy Opening hours Italy depend on the region of Italy and a season. Hereby I've collected for you the most common business hours of Italian banks, bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and more.

Working hours italy

Read more about most common Working times Italy



Travel Insurance Italy

Travel insurance italy Travel insurance Italy is a very important item in preparation of your trip to Italy. There are various types of cover these days on the market including trip cancellation or baggage insurance and much more.

However, I'd call health insurance Italy the most important and valuable option for you to invest in. And here's why.

Read more about Travel Insurance for Italy, Health Care in Italy and Medical Evacuation Travel Insurance


Bus in Italy

Bus in ItalyBus in Italy is a convenient and quite cheap kind of public transport.

Public bus system in Italy is very developed and bus travel can bring you almost anywhere, including small villages and places of attraction.

Read more about Bus Travel in Italy


Easter in Italy

Easter Italy colored eggsEaster in Italy is a very special holiday as this country is the heart of the Catholic religion. Easter celebration in Italy is almost as big as Christmas celebration.

Italians love Easter holiday and take the time to prepare for it. Before Easter all Italians do general cleaning of their homes, shop for chocolate eggs of all sizes and for other traditional Italian Easter food.

Read more about celebration of Easter in Italy



The Travel to Italy Tips page is frequently updated. Please visit us often to follow the updates.

Recommended resources

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Frommer's Italy Day by Day

Civic Traditions in Modern Italy

Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy


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