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  • Sardinia, Italy

    On leaving China to travel back to Morocco, Ibn Battuta made a brief visit to Sardinia. This was the only Latin Christian destination that Ibn Battuta visited. Sardinia is a part of Italy and a large island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, a part of the Mediterranean Sea. An excellent destination…
  • Italy Overview

    The home country of pasta, renaissance palace and impressive roman ruins, Italy is truly a mesmerizing country that offers beyond the expectations of the visitors. There are several interesting sights that travellers can visit and also enjoy some exclusive scenes of nature. Located in Southern Europe, the country comprises of…
  • Zingaro National Reserve - Sicily, Italy

    Endemic Plants & Pebble Beaches - Explore the Zingaro National Reserve Stretching over 10Km along the coast between Scopello and San Vito lo Capo is the fascinating Zingaro National Reserve in Sicily, Italy. The coastline in the area becomes rugged, rocky and in some places, stunning. The area was established in…
  • Rabbit Beach Sicily - A Beautiful Beach

    Rabbit Beach Sicily, Italy - Dip your Toes in the Clear Waters.

    One of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Rabbit Beach Sicily is a wonderful place to visit and enjoy. The calm crystal clear waters and the glittering white sand are truly awesome and very inviting.

  • Pompei, Italy - A City Buried Beneath the Dust

    Beauty found within a Tragedy - Explore Pompei Ruins of an ancient Roman City, Pompei is preserved under the volcanic ash of the Mount Vesuvius. Pompei was a flourishing city at one time and was home to wealthy Romans as well as being a popular holiday destination. The city was struck…
  • 5 Interesting Facts about Grand Canal in Venice

    Interesting facts on the Grand Canal, the largest canal in the city of Venice Locally called as Canalazzo, the Grand Canal is the largest canal in the city of Venice. The Grand Canal meanders across the city in an S-shape from the Saint Mark Basin at one end to a lagoon…
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Italy Info

COMMERCIAL/ ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Rome

GEOGRAPHY

Located in Southern Europe, Italy comprises a number of islands. The country has a total area of 301,230 km².

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 60,700,000. Muslims account for about 0.1% of the population

CLIMATE

Highly diverse, the climate of Italy can range from humid and hot to wet and snowy depending on the location.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Italian is the official language. English is widely spoken as well.

LOCAL TIME

UTC +1
Summer: UTC +2

BUSINESS HOURS / HOLIDAYS

Government Offices: 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday.

Shops in Italy are usually open from 9 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 7.30 PM, Monday to Saturday.

New Years: January 1st
Epiphany: January 6th
Labour Day: May 1st
Republic Day: June 2nd
Christmas Day: December 25th

CURRENCY

Italian Lira

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

12  - Telephone Directory Assistance Number
112 - Carabinieri
113 - Emergency Police Help Number (also ambulance and fire)
115 - Fire Department
116 - A.C.I. (Italian Automobile Club) road assistance.
118 - Medical Emergencies

 

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