Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country in Southern Europe. It has a population of about 61 million people and the official language is Italian. Travelers from the European Union and Shengen area don't need a visa to visit Italy. Travelers from other countries need to apply for a Shengen Visa and can stay in Italy for 90 days.


The currency in Italy is the Euro (EUR) and traveling in Italy is quite expensive. Count on a minimum daily budget of $15 - $20.


Hitchhiking in Italy is very difficult, especially the North of Italy isn't really hitchhiking-friendly! Read more about it in Hitchhiking in North-ItalyWild camping was another challenge in Italy. Try to find a place that isn't visible from the road, pitch your tent after sunset and pack up again early in the morning, preferably at sunrise.


After a series of misadventures, hitchhiking a gondola in Venice was definitely the one (and only) highlight of our visit to Italy.


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