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The country of genius, of art, and of arguably the greatest empire in recorded history, you haven’t traveled until you’ve been to Italy. Stunning art is everywhere, from cafes and street corners to town squares and graffiti – all leading to museum fronts that afford you the opportunity to mix with masterpieces. On top of that, you’ll eat possibly the best food of your life. Why are you still sitting there? Go!

Capital City: Rome

Language: Italian, but English and Spanish speakers can get around easily.

Currency: Euro (EUR). EUR is currently 0.93 for 1 USD. Like most countries on EUR, debit and credit cards will be easy to use if you call your institution ahead of time.

Power Adapter: In Italy the power sockets are of type F and L. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Crime & Safety: Italy is no more or less safe than most of Southern Europe, and you shouldn’t be wary of anything other than the normal precautions you would take when traveling. Rome presents some issue with pick-pocketing and minor theft targeted and tourists, but no more than most major cities.

Emergency Number: 112

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