Summary

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

Nationwide strike action may cause disruption to air, rail and sea travel during October and November. The Italian Ministry of Transport website has a list of planned strikes (in Italian). Check with your transport provider or travel company for more information.

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

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.