Travel guide

Here, the “Dolce Vita” awaits you…

Italy, better known as “the boot”, is the cradle of Roman civilization, artists and the Catholic Church. Rome, its bustling, romantic capital, is bathed in its own juice, with its monuments all around it. Italy is an open-air museum that can be visited all year round thanks to its mild climate. From north to south, you’ll travel through different worlds, illustrating the pieces of a puzzle that you’ll assemble as you discover its regions. The sultry Naples, the incomparable Pompei and the unique Venice, treasures to be discovered in every corner. Sandwiched between the sea and the mountains, Italy is a magnet for many. A country brimming with culture and culinary delights. The mention of his name brings to mind his delicious pizza, the tragic Romeo and Juliet, Michelangelo, and many others.

Time difference





Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • Good morning / Good evening = Buongiorno / Buonasera
  • How are you? = Come sta?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Molto bene, grazie tu ?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Parli francese ?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = Capisco / Non Capisco
  • Sorry = Mi Scuzi
  • Goodbye = Arrivederci

Key figures

Italy is at GMT+2 :

There is no time difference with France.

Good to know

European plugs – Type C or Type F

To call Italy from France or Belgium, dial 00 + 39 + the number of your correspondent (with the initial 0).

To call France from Italy, dial 00 + 33 + your correspondent’s 9-digit number (without the initial 0).


Vaccines recommended:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Whooping cough
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Measles, Mumps
  • Rubella

For short-term stays, don’t forget to get your European Health Insurance Card!


If you wish to stay in Italy for less than 90 days, you may be exempt from visa requirements. Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa: Citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland.

For stays of up to three months, French nationals must be in possession of a valid identity document (national identity card or passport, excluding any other document).

Valid national identity card or passport for French, Belgian and Swiss nationals. For other nationalities, we’ll be happy to help you with all the formalities.