Visas and entry requirements
In order to enter Italy, visitors from the E.U. must produce a national identity card or passport, valid
for at least six month from the date of arrival. Visitors from the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa,
New Zealand and Ireland must produce a valid passport issued by their home country. There are no
visa requirements for stays up to 90 days. E.U. citizens intending to stay longer than 90 days will need
to obtain a Permesso di Soggiorno (permission of stay) – details can be found in English on the Italian
State Police website
For further details on visas, contact the Italian embassy or consulate in your home country.
Citizens of countries within the Schengen area are free to visit/travel to this designated zone comprising of 26 countries. However, citizens of non-Schengen member countries must apply to their local embassy/consulate for a Schengen Visa to enter the area. The countries bound by the Schengan agreement include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Visitors should ensure they receive a passport stamp on entry to the country as proof of official arrival.
Drivers will require an international driving licence (or domestic licences for EU nationals) as well as vehicle registration documents and proof of third party liability insurance. It is also compulsory for drivers in Italy to carry a warning triangle and reflective clothing in the vehicle at all times.