Over 2.5 million British nationals visit Italy every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Demonstrations may occur with little or no warning in cities, including Milan which is hosting the Milan Expo until October 2015. You should avoid any protests, political gatherings, or marches.

If you are visiting a ski resort you should take advice on weather and avalanche conditions before you travel and  familiarise yourself with local skiing laws and regulations. See Winter Sports

If you’re planning to visit Rome for the Holy Year of Mercy (8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016) see this information and advice issued by the British Embassy in Rome.

There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.