Here at The Grand Tour Europe – Unique Guided Tours, we have created Traveller Information Packs for anyone intending to visit Italy. We like to make sure that our clients have all the information on hand for when you are visiting Italy, so this mini essential guides will come quite handy, both as a vademecum to read before you go and also as a quick reference full of essential information, from how to find our favourite restaurants, emergency numbers and much more. The best part of it? they are completely free, and please do share them with your travel companions, family and friends!
There are 7 packs in total, general information and specific to cities/ area: Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, Amalfi Coast and Milan. We have made them into PDFs that you can download, for reading when you are on-the-go.
We have a general information pack for people visiting Italy and it covers all the frequently asked questions that we get when people are visiting for the first time, in a concise, 8 page document.
Click here to download the PDF: Italy General Information Travel Pack
Useful emergency phone numbers: Ambulance, police, fire – 112
Money: Currency in Italy is Euro €, and locals prefer to use cash over card payments, best Euro denominations to use, card payments and ATMs.
Laws and local customs: Identification, dropping litter, minor offences to avoid and street traders.
Transport: Public transport (bus, metro, train) Taxis and hire cars.
Weather: General overall weather trends for each month.
Clothing: General clothing to pack and what to wear when visiting Churches (out of respect, shoulders must be covered).
Language: A few useful phrases in Italian.
Etiquette: A useful section to help you with the ‘unwritten rules’ of Italy.
Water: A little information about staying hydrated (especially during the summer months).
Tipping: Understanding the culture of tipping in Italy (this is a frequently asked question).
Shops and Restaurants: Paying in restaurants and shops.
Shop opening times: This is a general rule of thumb for shops in Italy. Some smaller and independent shops will close for lunch and open up again later in the day until evening.
Taxes: Major cities will have a tourist tax which is often not included in pre-paid arrangements.
Dangers and annoyances: Like most countries, there are things to be aware off as a tourist. Here is a little information about pickpockets, traffic and buying fakes.
Strikes: It is common for strikes to happen in Italy. The Italian word for a strike is sciópero. You will hear this quite a few times in Italy…
More Traveller Packs to come, Stay Tuned!
An informed Traveller is a Happy Traveller!
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