|Time zone:||GMT +1 (Central European time)|
|Daylight savings:||GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October|
|Other languages:||German, French, Slovene, Albanian|
$1 = €0.89, £1 = €1.19
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.it||International Dialling Code: 39|
For help planning your trip to Italy including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Italy trip planning page.
Further information on Italy
Discover more about Italy - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 301,230 sq km (7,210 sq km under water)
Coastline: 7,600 km (Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Mediterranean Sea)
Highest mountain: Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco) de Courmayeur (4,748m) - Climb this mountain!
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Italy from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Flawed democracy||29/167|
|Economic Freedom||Moderately Free||80/179|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||72/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Some rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Medium corruption||69/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Italian Republic Status: Independent Country
Population: 61,680,122 (rank: 23/196) Density: 204.7 people/sq km (rank: 43/196)
Ethnic groups: Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)
Religions: Roman Catholic 90% (approximately; about one-third practicing), other 10% (includes mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community)
GDP (PPP): $1805 billion GDP per capita: $29,600 (rank: 37/195)