Italy General Information
You simply cannot make a wrong turn in Italy. Europe’s celebrated boot is a veritable trove of striking landscapes, cultural riches and gastronomic delights. And visitors are spoilt for choice with treasures scattered right throughout the star-studded destination. Each of Italy’s cities and towns fiercely guard a distinct character and charm, with citizens taking special pride in local history, art, commerce, food and life. This makes for a population of passionate hosts. You are not a tourist in Italy... you're a friend!
Italy is equally famous for its history, cuisine, fashion, the luxury cars, beautiful coasts, lakes and mountains. Fall in love with the atmosphere of Italy as you bask in its rich history, captivating culture and the warmth of its people.
Australian and New Zealand visitors travelling on a valid Australian and New Zealand Passport are allowed to enter Italy without a visa for tourism for a maximum period of 90 days, however, the passport must be current when returning from Italy. Visitors are required to register with the Foreigners Bureau of the neatest Police Station (Questura) within eight working days from the date of your arrival to obtain a permit of stay (Permesso di Soggiorno).
Tipping is not expected, however when good service warrants it, leaving a 10% tip is greatly appreciated. The same applies in bars. Porters at major hotel will expect a tip. It isn't common to tip taxi drivers.