Italy

Italy arguably houses some of the world's most famous art, architecture, landscapes and gastronomy; making it one of the most sought after destinations in Europe.

Italy conjures romantic thoughts of the glorious Colosseum in Rome, the striking Duomo Cathedral in Florence, the legendary fashion icons in Milan, the resplendent canals in Venice and the riches within the Vatican city. However, although these distinguished cities boast some of the most recognised and important monuments in history, Italy still has so much more for offer.

Dive deeper into the heart of this magnificent country by hiking the majestic Dolomite peaks in the north, cycle through the famed wine vineyards in central Tuscany, sail the volcanic shores of southern Sicily, or hop around the picture perfect islands of the Amalfi coast.

Our Personal Travel Experts know Italy really well. If you want to find out more about their historic cities, mountain climbs or coastal walks, get in touch with one of our experts and we’ll tailor your perfect holiday.

Fact Sheet

When to Travel

Honestly, Italy is both pretty and popular all year round. Nonetheless, the best time to visit Italy (in terms of the weather and lack of crowds), would be April - June, and September to October.

If you are visiting the Amalfi coast or southern Italy, May and September are the best two months to visit. Here, the weather is generally beautiful and the activities plentiful, without the crowds that July and August bring.

For the Dolomites, the best hiking months are June through September. Peak season is July and August.

Visa

At the time of writing, EU citizens do not need a visa to travel to Italy. All you need is your passport with at least 6-months left before expiry. The same goes for the US and Australian citizens.

However, please note that this may change soon due to new Brexit regulations and COVID-19 rules. Please click here for more up-to-date information.

If you are a citizen of another country, we recommend checking with your local embassy.

Health

Some vaccinations may be required to enter Italy. As such, it is very important to check with your GP before travelling. Your GP will be able to provide you with all up to date travel information and will give you updates if regulation changes.

Travel insurance is mandatory on all our trips. We also recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitisers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements.

Travel Restrictions & Covid-19

Travel is allowed with restrictions.

Travellers from United Kingdom who do not have a travel history in Travelers from United Kingdom who do not have a travel history in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka during the 14 days prior to their arrival are allowed to enter Italy.

However, travellers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test (a molecular or antigenic swab test) taken within 48 hours before their arrival. Those unable to undergo the test must self-quarantine for 10 days on their arrival to Italy and swab test at the end of the 10-day quarantine. Travellers can take another COVID-19 test after the 10 days of quarantine and end quarantine if the test result is negative.

Travelers arriving in Sardinia, Puglia and Sicily must present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival.

Travelers arriving or transiting through Italy must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before entering.

Travelers must wear masks in enclosed public places.

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    When travelling with us, our fully qualified local guides, staff and leaders work with us to organise all logistics, meet international travel standards and endeavour to keep you safe.

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    Free date changes and cancellations up to 45 days before departure on the majority of our holidays and adventures.

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