Tips For Italy Travel

Located in Southern Europe, Italy is a peninsula extending into the

central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia. When traveling to

Italy it is important to remember that you are not at home, so

always be respectful and conservative.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING

In general the weather is very hot and steaming in the dead of the

summer. We recommend that you wear light clothing. Be sure to

have sunglasses, hat and sunblock, as they are essential.

Afternoon thunderstorms (brief) are common in Rome and inland

cities, so you may want to consider bringing an umbrella. It is

essential to follow dress standards (no bare shoulders or knees)

and is strictly enforced in many churches, especially in Rome at St.

Peter's and the Vatican Museums and at the Basilica di San Marco

in Venice.

SAFETY

Remember to protect yourself against purse-snatchers and

pickpockets. It is recommended that you wear a money belt or a

pouch on a string around your neck, both concealed. When you

have to carry a purse make sure that is around your neck and

tucked between your body and arm. A word of caution: "gypsy"

children are widespread in Rome, are skilled pickpockets that are

quick, and know more tricks than you do.

TELEPHONES

Since hotel tend to overcharge for long distance and international

calls. It is best to make such calls from public phones, using

telephone cards. For general information in English dial 176. To

place international telephone calls via operator assisted service,

dial 170 or long distance access numbers. The country code for

Italy is 39.

If you are in need of additional information or have found what you

are looking for. We suggest that you complete an internet search

for additional information.

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