Destinations > Europe > Italy

Italy Health & Safety Advice

Flag of Italy
 

Health

Italy has good excellent health care system and facilities. For EU citizens, upon production of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), healthcare services are provided free. Although emergency assistance is granted even to non-EU travelers, they are advised to purchase more comprehensive health insurance for the time of their stay.

Tap water is generally safe to drink. Non-drinkable water will be labeled as "Acqua Non Potabile". In some place in southern Italy the water may come from desalination and have a strange taste. Milk is generally pasteurized, meat, poultry, seafood, fruit, vegetables and dairy products are considered safe for consumption.

Safety

Italy is generally a safe country for foreign visitors, with petty crime being the most that can happen to a traveler. Watch for pickpockets and bag-snatchers in bigger cities - particularly in Rome and Naples. Theft may also happen on the trains, when traveling at night. Be aware of the ATMs scams - cameras or card readers attached to the machines are more and more common. Car theft, especially targeted to cars with foreign number plates or rental cars may also be a problem. Don't leave anything in the parked car, particularly not overnight.


Italy Gallery

Venice before sunset #2 Venice before sunset #1 Venice, Murano Glass Venice, Rialto Bridge 

There are 18 pictures in our Italy gallery. Click the thumbnail to enter.


Italy Articles

Travelling Tuscany - a short guide to the most charming region in Italy

As one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, Tuscany attracts more and more visitors each year. Like other popular tourist regions, Tuscany, too, offers a wide range of attractions, many sights and different landscapes.

« read full article »





Wired Tourist Articles

Australia's Top Ten Attractions

If you're planning a trip down under, try to visit some or all of these outstanding attractions. FRASER ISLAND - This, the largest sand island on the planet became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. Lush rainforests, impressive sand cliffs and memorable freshwater lakes leave a lasting impression on the thousands who visit the island each year. Apart from its long beaches of white, glistening sand, Fraser Island also draws people hoping to catch a glimpse of its famous dingo population.

« read full article »

Travel Tips For Paris

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and has a well-deserved reputation to be a cultural icon of Europe. Getting around in Paris is easy, but driving is not the recommended way to see this beautiful city. For the tourist, walking may be one of the best ways to see the city because you’ll have the opportunity to really savor the full ambience of Parisian...

« read full article »


Home | Travel Destinations | Travel News | Travel Directory | Volcano Tours | Gallery | Site Index | Contact WiredTourist.com
Follow us on   Follow us on YouTube  YouTube   Follow us on Flickr  Flickr   Follow us on Twitter  Twitter
©2009-2010 WiredTourist.com