Facts for the Visitor
required, visitors permitted to stay 3 months.
visa required, visitors permitted to stay 3 months.
Language Skills Needed
people in the tourism industry speak
English or German. Less touristy places only speak Italian. An
Italian phrasebook is recommended.
everywhere. Most are on the Plus and Cirrus networks.
|US$ 1 =
2295 Italian Lira (ITL) on June 11, 2001. Currency will change
to the Euro on January 1, 2002.
50Hz. Plugs have 2 round pins.
Certificates of Vaccination are not required.
10% - 15% service charge is included on restaurant a bill, there
is no need to leave extra. When the bill doesn't include a
service charge, a 10% tip is customary. In addition to service
charges, most restaurants have a table charge ranging between
ITL 500 - 4000 per person.
selection of youth hostels, bed and breakfasts, hotels,
apartments, and rooms in private houses are available. The
tourist information offices in each town are helpful and will
provide a list of phone numbers within your desired price range.
telephones use Telecom Italia pre-paid telephone cards available at
newsstands and kiosks. The cards come in ITL 5000 and 10,000
denominations. Break off the top serrated corner of the phone
card before use.
train and bus infrastructures are excellent. Generally, trains
are faster than buses. Schedules are usually available at
tourist information offices and always available at train and
|Rome 1-day Pass:
||In Rome, the
ITL 6000 1-day ticket is valid on all public
transport (metro and bus) in and around the city. No matter what
time during the day the ticket is first used, it expires at
midnight. As a comparison, a one-way ticket costs ITL 1500. A
second one-way ticket is required if transferring between the
metro and bus, even if traveling in the same direction.
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