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  • It's one of the most crowded nations in Europe which gets around 50 million tourist visits every year
  • Stay covered during your trip in the birthplace of the Renaissance
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Why travel to Italy?

Is it possible to describe Italy without using the words “amazing”, “breathtaking” or “beautiful”? No matter where you go, from Venice to Naples, from Rome to Milan, you’re surrounded by stunning architecture that was first laid down by the Romans and then improved in the Renaissance.

Italians are passionate, stylish and patriotic, and you’ll definitely get a sense of this when you travel to Italy. The food is good, the company is good, and once you’ve been there you’ll want to come back again and again.

Why do I need Italy travel insurance?

  • Extra protection - You can never be too careful when travelling, so choose the right cover to suit your Italian getaway
  • Medical treatment abroad can be very expensive - Your medical costs and repatriation to the UK could be covered in an emergency
  • Loss/theft – You don't want your holiday spoiled by pickpockets, so keep your items insured against theft
  • Get covered for:

    • Hospital costs - Emergency treatment could be provided if you're ill or injured while in Italy
    • Adventure cover – Get extra cover whether you’re backpacking through Europe, on a business trip to Rome or on a Mediterranean cruise
    • Cancellations – You could be covered in case you have to cut your trip short, just check your policy beforehand

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Italy: Checklist

Don’t forget – Your passport, tickets, Italy travel insurance, European health insurance card and euros should be kept safe throughout your travel. And if you’re still undecided how to carry your money, consider taking a travel credit card along with you.

- Transport – Public transport strikes are quite common in the main Italian cities, particularly in Rome, Milan, Florence, Naples, Turin and Genoa. If you are planning to use public transport, make sure you find out if there are any pre-planned strikes while you’re visiting or you could use the official licensed taxis as an alternative.

- Driving in Italy – With a valid UK driving licence, car insurance and appropriate documents you could certainly drive in Italy. It’s a great way to get the taste of the Italian culture and astounding views. Many historic city centres in Italy restrict private and hire car entry without an official pass, so if you’re staying in the centre of one of these cities, you can buy a pass from most car hire companies.

- Weather – Italian weather can vary greatly between the north and the south, and even from town to town. Southern cities like Rome can become very hot in the Summer, so pack enough sunblock. If you’re going for a skiing holiday in the northern regions, seek weather advice before hitting the slopes. Visit The Foreign and Commonwealth Office find out more information.

Italy: Did you know?

- Venice is one of the most beautiful and unusual cities in the world, which is made up of 118 islands, 416 bridges, 177 canals, 127 squares. It’s plagued by regular floods and has been sinking for centuries.

The Colosseum, PantheonTrevi Fountain and St Peter’s Basilica are just a few of the iconic sights to visit while you’re in Rome.

Mount Vesuvius, the volcano on which Naples sits and which destroyed Pompeii, is an active volcano. Its last eruption was during the Second World War and it erupts roughly every sixty years.

- Beware when crossing the road in Italy. Unlike the UK, vehicles will not stop at a pedestrian crossing for you, not until you first step into the road. Even then, the scooters are likely to just zip around you as you cross.

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