Australian’s travel guide essentials for your next trip to Italy


“According to The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, there were 978,421 Australian citizens who visited Italy in 2017, making it the 6th most popular overseas destination,” says Roberto Carozza, a travel expert from

Mr Carozza continues that say, “And it’s easy to see why, Italy provides a beautiful holiday destination and an incredible travelling experience for backpackers. The long Mediterranean coastline and beautiful landscapes provide the perfect haven for those looking to take a relaxing break. Not to mention the country is steeped in interesting history and has a unique culture.”

If you’re an Australian citizen wishing to explore the ancient ruins of Rome, or you want to immerse yourself in the aroma of Venice, then check out our essential travel guide for Italy.

Italy’s Entry and Exit Requirements

Italy is a member of the Schengen State (along with various other European countries), this means that you can enter without a visa, if you are from a country who is also a member of the Schengen State. If you aren’t upon arrival into the country, then you’ll be issued with a short period visa, or the common Schengen Visa upon arrival. The common Schengen Visa allows you to stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days over a six month period.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs, and quarantine regulations) are subject to change at short notice.

If you aren’t sure about your visa requirements then you must contact your nearest Embassy of Italy as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can visit the Embassy of Italy website for the latest information about entry and exit requirements.


There are a whole number of ways that you can travel around Australia, including by car, on foot, on a bicycle, on public transport, or by flying. Some of these options won’t be applicable to your needs, depending on where you are and how far you need to travel.

Driving in Italy can be dangerous and driving conditions may be more chaotic compared to what you are used to in Australia. If you want to drive in Italy you need to familiarise yourself with their laws. For example, you must use headlights on main roads outside the urban areas and on highways, including during the day.

But not to worry if you don’t want to drive, because Italy has a vast choice of public transport, such as trains, buses, and boats. You can also use taxis to get around too.

Boats are a very popular way to get around for a lot of tourists because of the coast and all the lakes in Italy. In fact, Italy is a great place to visit by boat, so if you want to reduce your air miles, why not consider getting a boat and exploring Italy?

If you want to learn more about how to get around in Italy, check out The Australian Government’s Italy travel guide.