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Current Travel Restrictions for Italy and Europe

The pandemic has forced countries around the globe to close its borders. Italy, as well as the rest of Europe, have implemented several travel restrictions to safeguard the population. Italy’s lockdown to manage Covid-19 On March 9th, 2020, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte imposed a national quarantine which restricted the population from moving except for work, […]

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How to Apply for an ETIAS Visa Waiver for Italy with a Criminal Record

From the end of 2022, nationalities that are now allowed to enter Europe visa-free will need to apply for a ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) visa waiver before visiting the Schengen area — including traveling to Italy. The ETIAS system is being implemented precisely to strengthen border security and modernize visa and immigration […]

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Public Transport in Italy: Information for Foreign Travelers

Like many other Europeans, Italians rely heavily on public transport. There are many reasons for this: Italy is a relatively small country and distances are reduced, especially if one compares Italy with nations like the U.S. or Australia City centers are often considered centro storico because of their age and traditional architecture. Cobblestone streets, ancient […]

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Differences Between the EU and the Schengen Area

After World War II, European countries came together to create a more stable and unified international community within the European continent. This was achieved throughout the years thanks to a series of peace and trade agreements. The results are an area of freedom of movement and trade (the Schengen zone) and a political and economic […]

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What to Do If ETIAS Is Denied?

If you are wondering what might get your ETIAS application denied, or what you can do if your ETIAS was rejected, you will find all the answers you need in the following article. Additionally, you will also get expert advice on how to get your ETIAS approved and what alternatives you have if your application […]

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Do I Have to Apply for ETIAS if I Have Dual Citizenship?

The new European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) is expected to come into effect in late 2022. From that moment, citizens of countries that can now travel to the Schengen area visa-free will need to obtain an ETIAS travel authorization in order to visit the Schengen territories, which include Italy. Although the new ETIAS […]

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Italy’s Most Famous Monuments

At the time of writing, there are 55 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. This makes Italy the country with the highest number of Heritage Sites in the world (tied with China). Since the vast majority of these are cultural landmarks, it’s no wonder that people from all over the world consider Italy as the […]

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Etias System to travel to Italy, San Marino and Vatican City

Many foreigners are fascinated by Europe’s microstates. These are fully independent countries located both in Europe’s mainland (for example, Andorra, Liechtenstein, and Monaco) and off the European coast, like in the case of Malta. Two of these miniature countries are located within the Italian borders — San Marino and Vatican City. Although both are sovereign […]

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Discover the Italian Regional Gastronomy

Italian food represents one of the most popular cuisines in the world. Even if you’ve never set foot in Italy, chances are you ate in several Italian restaurants before and know the difference between pesto, lasagna, and spaghetti carbonara. But if you do happen to apply for an ETIAS travel authorization to Italy and book […]

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Italy on a Budget – Visit Italy Affordably

Italy is the fifth most visited country in the world, and with a such a rich mix of culture, history, art, fashion, breathtaking countryside, and internationally-renowned gastronomy, it’s not hard to see why. But visiting Italy doesn’t mean you have to break the bank on expensive meals or pricey tickets for attractions. With such a […]