VISITING ITALY: PASSPORT, VISA AND REGULATIONS
If you are an European
(EU) tourist you will need just your ID or
Passport. A Visa is not required unless you are planning to
obtain a residence permit (permesso di soggiorno). In this
case, you will have to register at any Questura (police
A visa is not required for USA
and others extra-european tourists holding a
valid passport unless you are planning to stay in Italy more
than 90 days. If, after entering Italy, the
tourist decides he would like to stay more than 90 days, you
have to apply for an extension at any police
are planning to visit italy for study or work and you
need to stay longer ,
you should check your current visa requirements with the
nearest Italian Consulate before departure.
regulations stated above also apply to San Marino and the
Vatican City. Passports are valid for 3
months and required by all except the EU nationals of
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands,
Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
who just need a valid national ID card.
Travelers visiting just one Schengen country should apply to the Consulate of that country.
won't need to register with the police because this is
usually attended to by the hotel you will stay with.
If not (for example if you are staying
with friends or parents) you will have to register within
3 days at the nearest police station.
Disclaimer: We've tried to make the info on
Travelitaly.com accurate, but it is provided 'as is' and we
accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience
sustained by anyone resulting from this information as
the above lists are liable to change at short notice. You
should always verify critical information (like visas, health
and safety, customs and transportation) with the relevant
authorities (Enquire at consulate or consular section at
embassy) before your travel.