At this time, travelers with a Schengen visa are not required to have an ETIAS. However, it must be noted that ETIAS will be available for citizens of countries that are currently exempt from applying for a Schengen visa to travel to the region. In other words, those who are eligible for ETIAS do not need to apply for a Schengen visa at this time.
A Schengen visa must be obtained at an embassy or consulate and the applicant must gather several documents in order to obtain it. Schengen visas are granted for several different periods, depending on the needs and situation of each applicant. An ETIAS will have the same validity for all its holders.
Travelers are reminded that ETIAS is a visa waiver, and it will be available through an online application. The ETIAS Italy requirements include having a passport, email address and debit or credit card to cover the ETIAS fee.
If currently you need a Schengen visa to travel to Italy or other Schengen countries it means that you are not from a visa exempt country.