All roads lead to Rome, they say. Yes, they do. Italy is not just a country, it is a source of inspiration. Italy is blessed with unique charm – all the places here are work of art and they have been attracting visitors from across the globe for centuries. Here you can feel the spirit of the past while enjoying the present.
Italy’s incredible landscapes, world-famous cuisine, museums and fascinating architecture, a passion for fashion, football, openhearted and beautiful Italians – are the reason why over 40 million tourists visit Italy every year. With the many other treasures Italy is the perfect destination to experience unforgettable adventures.
Right now, the citizens of the US travel to this fascinating country without a visa and without other form of permits. As of the year of 2021, they will have to apply for the online application ETIAS in advance of visiting Italy and any country in the Schengen Area.
Europe Travel and Information Authorization System is a travel authorization, which is being developed by the EU. Its goal is to strengthen control of the external borders of the Schengen Zone due to immigration flow and terrorist threats. The ETIAS authorization will be a mandatory requirement and after its implementation all travellers will be checked prior to their arrival, which will help the EU to identify threats.
HOW TO GET IT?
By completing an online application, the citizens of the United States and other visa-exempt nationals will obtain an ETIAS travel authorization, before travelling to Italy or any other country in the Schengen Zone. It will require travellers to provide their personal details and to answer the security questions. The fee will not exceed 80 US dollars and after approval, a travel authorization – ETIAS, will be valid for a period of 3 years.
As Italy and in general – Europe has serious immigration issues and terrorism threats, ETIAS will give a little bit more peace of mind both, to the citizens and travellers.
Check also our FAQs providing answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the ETIAS program.
ITALY’s GORGEOUS PLACES TO VISIT
You may have the universe if I may have Italy.
-Giuseppe Verdi, composer
Italy is located at the heart of Mediterranean Sea, in southern Europe, and is bordered by the countries of France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Vatican City and San Marino. As the Mediterranean region was the ‘bridge’ between several continents, Italy has witnessed many cultures in its past.
Italy itself, used to be the centre of Western Civilization and influenced many nations around the world. It was the cradle of the religion, politics, arts and culture and has spread new ideologies around. Even today, when you stroll in Italian streets you can feel the spirit of past era. Every region has more historical monuments than any country in the world.
Today, Italy is the world’s most celebrated destination. Every city and village are beyond compare. You can have it all here: from taking a Renaissance art tour to chilling on the beach with a glass of fine local wine. This county offers you truly an unforgettable vacation.
In this article we gathered several beautiful places to visit, but note that, every place in Italy is worth seeing.