Useful Information



EU passengers require an identity card which allows them to leave the country. Non-EU passengers require a passport.
Further information:


Local currency is the Euro
Banks are usually open Monday to Friday from 08.30 a.m. until 01.30 p.m., and from 03.00 p.m. until 04.00 p.m. (depending on the city). Saturday, Sunday and during holidays are closed


Official language is Italian.

Vaccination and Health precautions

Compulsory vaccinations: none.


Travelling with pets requires to take an International health and country of origin certificate, in order to attest the pet ‘s good health. The certificate is issued by an authorized veterinary or by a veterinary from the National Health Service. The validity of the certificate is 30 days, it depends on the country. Good health international pet certificate must attest that pet has been rabies vaccinated more than 20days and less than 11months before departure (annual booster injection). It must also attest that pet is in good health condition. The date of the check up must be the same of the date that appears on the certificate.


In order to make phone calls within the city or to another city, the phone number must be preceded by the area code number.
Calling Italy from abroad, dial the country code 0039 + city code + phone number. For example 0039 0922 (Lampedusa code 0922)
Public telephones are available in bars, railway stations, main squares etc. Phone calls can be made using phonecards, sometimes using  credit cards. Phonecards can be bought at the tobacconist, newsagents and post offices.

Electronic equipments

Electricity in houses and hotels is 220V; two round pin plug. Travellers with different appliance should bring an adaptor and /or transformer.