Italy travel advice

Italy travel advice
Most visits to Italy are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners. There continues to be isolated cases of domestic terrorism in Italy by extreme left wing and seccessionist groups which are aimed primarily at official Italian targets.


There is currently a risk of unannounced wildcat strikes by municipal transport workers in cities across Italy.

Travellers are advised to check local travel reports for dates of pre-planned strikes.

Visitors should be alert to the dangers of car and street crimes in cities.

There continues to be non-violent volcanic activity on the island of Stromboli. Italy is in an earthquake zone.

Visitors to ski resorts should take advice on weather and avalanche conditions before they travel and should make themselves aware of local skiing laws and regulations throughout their visit (see: and

This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisations for the latest travel advice.

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Tel: 0845 850 2829.

US Department of State

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Italian Republic in the USA

3000 Whitehaven Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Tel: (202) 612 4400.

Italian Government Tourist Board (ENIT) in the USA

630 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1565, New York, NY 10111, USA
Tel: (212) 245 5618 or 4822 (brochure hotline).

Italian State Tourist Board (ENIT) in the UK

1 Princes Street, London W1B 2AY, UK
Tel: (020) 7408 1254. or

British Embassy in Italy

Via XX Settembre 80, I-00187 Rome, Italy
Tel: (06) 4220 0001.

Italian Embassy in the UK

14 Three Kings Yard, London W1K 4EH, UK
Tel: (020) 7312 2200.
Political enquiries only.

Italian Consulate General in the UK

38 Eaton Place, London SW1X 8AN, UK
Visa section: 136 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SA, UK
Tel: (020) 7235 9371
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1200.