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A popular stop for people travelling in Europe, Italy is rich in history and culture, making it a destination that travellers often visit more than once. In a country that boasts famous cities, such as Rome, Venice, Milan and Naples, and must-see travel attractions, including the vineyards in the Chianti region, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the iconic Colosseum, you will definitely have an action-packed trip.

Whether you are going to Italy for the art, fashion, history or the food and wine, it’s important to have comprehensive travel insurance to ensure you can travel with confidence and enjoy your vacation in Italy.

Travel tips for Italy

Canadians must present a valid passport to travel to Italy. A visa is not required for tourists and business professionals for trips of up to 90 days, but it is required for students or for work. Italy is part of the Schengen Area, which comprises 26 European countries that share common visa rules, allowing you to travel within these countries without needing additional travel visas or documentation.

Italy is part of the European Union, and the euro (EUR) is the currency used in the country. Credit cards are also widely accepted. The drinking age is 18.

The most popular months to travel to Italy are May, June and July, as well as September. The country’s winter low time is November to March, which is also the best time to get travel deals and experience fewer crowds. While Italy remains fairly warm throughout the year, the average temperature is about 15°C from November to April, and about 25°C from May to October.

Petty crime is common in airports, tourist sites and on public transportation, so exercise caution when in public. Fraud, especially using ATMs, is increasingly becoming a threat to travellers.

Now that you have these travel tips, it’s time to get your travel insurance for Italy planned out.

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Personalized travel insurance for Italy

Let Blue Cross travel insurance handle any emergency medical needs that may occur during your stay in Italy. Our coverage will take care of doctor visits, hospitalization, emergency prescription drugs and more. We make sure that you get the best care, no matter where you are located.

Our travel insurance options for Italy include coverage for travel delays, trip interruption and lost baggage, ensuring that you travel with the peace of mind in knowing that we have you covered if something unexpected happens while you’re travelling.

Not sure what kind of travel insurance is ideal for your trip? Need help determining how much coverage you need? We have travel insurance for Italy that will fit your travel plans and budget. Contact us today to get a travel insurance quote or get a quote online.

General Italy Canada
Continent: Europe
Population (2012): 59,539,717 34,754,312 (2012)
Area (km2): 30,134 9,984,670
Capital: Rome
Currency: Euro
Official language(s): Italian
Drive: Right
Diesel (2012): 2.18 1.23 (2012)
Gasoline (2013): 2.28 1.23 (2013)

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