Key Facts and Figures

Essential basics and useful websites for planning a move to Italy...

Formal Name Italian Republic, Repubblica Italiana
Capital Rome
Main Cities Milan, Naples, Turin, Florence, Venice
Official Language Italian
Currency Euro (€). 1 Euro = 100 cents
Dialling Code +39
Emergency Numbers
113 / 112
Time Zone CET (UTC + 1)
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March (clocks go forward by an hour) through to the last Sunday in October (clocks go back by an hour).
Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 220-240V
Government Parliamentary, democratic republic
Population 57,867,000
Expat Population Estimated 4 million people born overseas live in Italy
Climate Continental, Maritime and Mediterranean
Land Surface 301,000 Km2
Italy Italian flag

Useful Web References

  • Italian Government website: Governo
  • The official Italian Tourism website: Italiantourism
  • The CIA World Factbook publishes extensive details: CIA World Factbook
  • The official European Union website with comprehensive information on living in the European Union (EU): Europa