Top 4 of things to know before visiting Italy

Italy is a country located in the south of Europe.  It is a very beautiful country which is notably famous for its cuisine, its architecture and its art.  Are you planning a vacation in Italy very soon?  So here are 4 things you need to know before traveling to Italy.

 The formalities

If you are a national of the Schengen area, you will not need a visa before traveling.  If this is not the case, you must necessarily apply for a tourist visa.  However, if your country has a visa waiver agreement with Schengen space countries, an electronic travel authorization will be more than sufficient.  For more information, please visit

 Cooking in Italy

Italy is very famous around the world for its cuisine.  However, you should know that Italy has almost 20 regions and each region specializes in a certain dish.  Because of this, it would be quite weird to order pizza in Florence when the best pizzas in the world are Neapolitan.

 Tips in restaurants

If you decide to eat in a restaurant in Italy, you should know that tips are not compulsory in Italy.  In fact, the majority of people who work in restaurants in Italy are generally part of the owner's family.  In addition, many charges are most of the time added to your bill and the service charges are already there.  So you absolutely do not need to pay a tip.

 Covering your body well in the Vatican

It is impossible to travel to Italy without going through the Vatican.  However, you should know that the dress codes are quite strict.  So if you want to visit the Sistine Chapel or St. Peter's Basilica, you must dress appropriately, covering your entire body.

If you take all these recommendations into account perfectly, you will have a great vacation in Italy.