A valid passport is required by all except for EU nationals bearing a valid national ID card. A tourist visa is not required for EU or USA nationals for stays of up to 90 days. For stays longer than this, or if you intend working in Italy, you should contact your local Italian Embassy or Consulate.

The Italian Embassy should be contacted if you have any visa or immigration related enquiries:

Embassy of the Italian Republic 14 Three Kings Yard Davies Street London W1Y 2EH Tel: (020) 7 312 2200 Fax: (020) 7 312 2230 Embassy of Italy in London – Packed with information for visitors. Particularly good for finding out about visas. UK representation in Italy can be found at:

British Embassy
Via XX Settembre 80a
I-00187 Roma RM
Tel: + [39] 06 4220 0001
Fax: + [39} 06 487 3324
email: bcflocom@tin.it britishembassy.gov.uk

There are also Consulates in Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Messina, Milan, Naples, Palermo Trieste, Turin and Venice.

Useful links

  • Rome Tourist Office – Supplies information for visitors travelling across Italy.
  • Italian Youth Hostels Association – The Association is connected to 54 hostels across the country and should be the first port of call for the budget traveller.
  • STAM is the largest bus operator in Italy.
  • Trenitalia runs Italy�s rail network.