Go back to previous page

GENERAL INFORMATION

Population: 56,778,000

Capital: Rome (2,775,000 inhabitants)

Language: Italian, and minorities speaking German, French, English

Dialing code: 39

Time zone: Central European Time

Regions: Italy is divided into 20 regions, each unique and interesting in its own way:

MORE ABOUT ITALY:

Italian history

Due to its geographical position, Italy has experienced many invasions and has been home to different civilizations; Greeks, Etruscans and Gauls.

Gastronomy

The Italian cuisine is known worldwide and famous for its diversity, healthy balance, flavoured ingredients, always inspired to be more inventive in preparing meals.

Climate in Italy

Geographical position of Italy causes considerable weather differences between northern mountain region and plains in the south. Local weather conditions depend on altitude and coastal effects.

Culture and Events

Italian tradition and customs, influenced by other countries and civilizations on this territory contributed to cultural and historical heritage of Europe.

Highlights

Italy is certainly one of the most attractive vacation countries, rich in history, culture, natural beauties and many tourist features.

Travel tips

Some useful traveltips for traveling through Italy.