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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