Wales take on Italy in the Six Nations rugby on 21 March. See this information and advice page for travelling fans.

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.