Useful information and advice to perfectly organize your trip to Italy – TOURISM IN ITALY

Italy. Museum centers, archaeological sites, art galleries where you can immerse yourself in beauty

Go to the Official Website of Tourism in Italy


The Visa for Italy. Do you need a Visa? Information for Foreign Citizens with Passports from Non-EU Countries who intend to travel to Italy.

A guided procedure will help you decide if you need to apply for a visa based on your nationality, country of residence, reasons for your visit and length of stay.

Go to the Official Website of Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Covid - Travellers -Italy - ITALIAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH

National information line 1500 was activated to answer questions from the public about the novel Coronavirus and the COVID-19 Green Certificate. The hotline responders are trained in counselling to help resolve questions, doubts and uncertainties.

Useful numbers from the Ministry of Health

from Italy: 1500 (free toll number)
from abroad: +39 0232008345 - +39 0283905385
The hotline, which is open 24/7, is staffed by healthcare advisors from the Operations Room of the Ministry of Health.

Go to the Official Website of Italian Ministry of Health

Italian Airports - Italian Civil Aviation Authority

Airports in Italy are variously distributed in the various Italian regions, and each of them is assigned an ICAO airport code.

The name of the airports open to civil traffic is the official documentation produced by the National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC).

Italian Airports - (See the complete list)

Safety in Italy

Italy is a safe Country. However, should you find yourself in a difficult situation, it is best to turn to the police forces in charge of safety for Italian and foreign nationals residing in or visiting the Country.

An efficient, modern, integrated network, with the switchboards of the various Police Forces, emergency services, organisations and agencies is ready to respond to emergency calls from anywhere in Italy. Access to this network is simple and quick: all you have to do is call the national emergency numbers, which are well known and easy to remember.

Emergency numbers in Italy

112 – Carabinieri (Carabineers Police Force)
Dialling 112 will put you through to the switchboards of the Carabinieri police. The Carabinieri Police is a symbol of Italy: in the most isolated mountain villages, the Carabinieri are often the most visible sign of the presence of the State. The Carabinieri are an armed force entrusted with safeguarding public order. Since the Carabinieri are a military corps, they are under the authority of the
Ministry of Defence.

113 – Polizia (State Police)
This is the single national number for all kinds of emergencies: to report theft, robbery or assault, or accidents and health emergencies. This number corresponds to the switchboard network of the State police, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The State Police is a civilian police force under the authority of the Ministry of Interior Affairs. Among its duties is to prevent and tackle offences such as theft and robbery, and deal with the bureaucratic procedures that must be followed to obtain residence permits and tourist visas.

115 – Vigili del Fuoco (Firefighters Corps)
In the event of fire, smoke or gas leaks, you can call the Fire Services directly. They are present throughout Italy and can intervene swiftly also in the event of earthquakes or other disaster situations. The Firefighters Corps it is part of the Ministry of Interior's and provide safety for people, animals and property, and to give technical assistance to industries and fire prevention advice. It also ensures public safety in terrorist emergencies such as chemical, bacteriological, radiological and nuclear attacks.

117 - Guardia di Finanza (Finance Guard)
Dialling 117 will put you through to the switchboards of the Finance Guard.
The Finance Guard, whose task is to combat tax evasion, financial crimes and drug trafficking, is a military body under the Ministry of Economics and Finance. It does not belong to the armed forces, but to the police forces, and therefore shares with the State Police the task of border control.

118 - Ambulanza (Health emergencies)
You can call this number from anywhere in Italy to alert the healthcare network and request ambulance transport to the nearest hospital or healthcare facility. A helicopter ambulance service is also available to access the more isolated or difficult to reach areas.

1515 - Corpo Forestale (Forest Fire)
This is the number to call for the environmental emergencies of the State Forestry Corps. The service is active 24 hours a day, all year round. The Forestry Corps is in charge of safeguarding the country's and it is also responsible for mountain rescue, preventing avalanches, fire-fighting services and civil protection in the event of earthquakes or other natural disasters.

1530 - Guardia Costiera (Coast Guard)
If your pleasure boat breaks down, or for any other kind of emergency in Italy's territorial waters, you can contact the national coastguard on this number.

803.116 - Soccorso Stradale (Road Rescue)
This is the ACI Road Emergency number, available to ACI members and customers to request ACI servies throughout Italy (road emergencies, car replacement, car towage, medical assistance, etc). The number is free of charge, active in Italy only, 24 hours a day and all the year round.

Polizia Locale (Local Police)
The Local Police indicate a body or police service provided by local government local authorities, with competence referring to the territory of the entity on which it depends. Each Local Police has its own telephone number.