BEST TIME TO VISIT

JUNE TO SEPTEMBER | 16°C - 22°C | SUMMER

Italy offers different attractions for visitors all-round the year. A typically Mediterranean climate, Italy is a sunny haven in the summer, a wonderland in the winter, beautiful as a painting in autumn, and pure happiness in the spring. June to September sees tourists from all over the world come to visit the country. In December, cities get lit up beautifully with Christmas decorations, and for the perfect walking weather, March – May is the best time to go. 

HERE’S WHAT IT WILL COST

Flight (Delhi - Rome) Rs. 39,000
Flight (Mumbai - Rome) Rs. 40,000 
Best deals on Flights
1&2 stars: Rs. 1200 to Rs. 3500 
3&4 stars: Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 4000 
5 star: Rs. 7000 onwards 
Best deals on Hotels 
Per person per day (excluding alcohol) 
Budget: € 15- 25 
Mid -Range: € 35- 50 
Splurge: Variable based on choice of restaurant 

VISA

In order to see these amazing sights and experience its culture, the Indian nationals need to apply for Italy tourist visa. Italy is a member of the Schengen Agreement and visitors can apply for Schengen tourist visa, which is also valid for 90 days in Italy. The Italy Tourist form has to be completed by all the applicants with utmost care. The Italy tourist visa application forms are free of c ... READ MORE

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GETTING IN

BY AIR

There are 2 airports that cater to incoming flight traffic to Milan: Milan Malpensa Airport and Linate Airport. Malpensa Airport in Milan is one of the busiest airports in Italy, and acts as a transit for the smaller Italian towns as well as many European destinations. Most airlines make a stop at Malpensa, but the most common ones to fly into Milan are, Alitalia, Air France, Lufthansa, KLM, Swiss, Turkish Airways, Qatar Airways, among others. Linate is the secondary international airport that acts as a base for Alitalia and AlItalia CityLiner flights.  

BY ROAD

Milan can be reached by bus by all major cities in Italy and all the neighbouring countries. Buses reaching Milan terminate either at the Milano Centrale Railway station, at the Autostazione Milano in the Lampugnano area, or near the major landmarks of the city. Travelling to other Italian cities is one of the most convenient ways to travel around the country, and the frequency of buses is also reliable. It is advisable to travel by bus during the day, as night-time transport within the cities might be running on low frequency. 

BY RAIL

Train is perhaps the easiest and most comfortable way of travelling to Milan. The Milano Centrale Railway Station is a grand junction of trains heading to most of North Italy or other countries. All major Intercity and Inter-Regional trains make a stop here. To travel out of the country, the high-speed Eurorail is the best option. 

PACKING

  • Valid passport with a minimum six months validity
  • A Schengen visa valid up to your stay in Italy
  • Bank cards, cash, forex, or travel cards 
  • Copies of your passport, visa, credit and debit cards
  • Emergency contacts
  • Laptop and mobile phone along with chargers
  • Basic medication
  • Woollens, or light cottons as per the season you’re visiting in
  • Sunglasses or a cap for the summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes, as much of Italy is best seen on foot
  •  A camera with charger
  • A simple translation booklet or a translation app on your phone as many Italians are not conversant with English
  • Umbrella/raincoat (in Nov-Jan)
 

DOs & DON’Ts

LOCAL ETIQUETTE
  • Do say “Please” and “Thank you” by habit. Not saying this is considered the ultimate form of rudeness.
  • Do give up your seat for the elderly on a bus or any public transport – it is common practice to do so.
  • Do be polite to shopkeepers even while bargaining.
  • Do not jump queues as that is considered downright impolite.
  • Do not take a seat vacated for an elderly and do not occupy reserved seats for disabled or elderly.
  • Do be polite to the serving staff at restaurants – calling them out rudely is never appreciated.
  • Do greet people on elevators and upon making eye contact – it is considered rude not to.
 
SAFETY
  • Pickpockets are everywhere – so best to always watch out for your belongings and carry valuables in a belt pouch. 
  • In public transport, be careful with your backpack or purse, and it is advisable to wear it in front.
  • Do not venture into dark, lonely alleys or public parks after dark, as there might be unlawful activity going on there.
  • Do stay in well-lit tourist places, where there are enough crowds.
 
GOOD TO KNOW
  • Do punch your ticket when you enter a bus, metro or train.
  • Do not walk in the middle of the pavement. If you need to speak to a friend, consult a map, or take a photo, step aside so as not to be a hindrance to others.
  • May be advisable to carry a visiting card laminated colour copy (first and last page pasted back to back) of your passport. Works as ID proof in most places.