Below are Italy visa and passport requirements for citizens of various countries throughout the world.
Italy Visa and Passport Requirements for Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, and US Citizens:
A valid passport is required. A visa is not required for tourist and business stays of up to 90 days in Italy (the 90-day period begins when entering the Schengen countries*). Stays exceeding 90 days do require a visa.
Italy Visa and Passport Requirements for South African and Indian Citizens:
A valid passport and Schengen* visa are required for travel to Italy.
Italy Visa and Passport Requirements for UK Citizens:
A valid passport is required. There is no visa requirement for passport holders endorsed British Citizen. Visa exemption is for 90 days for passports endorsed British National (Overseas), British Overseas Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, ‘holder is entitled to readmission into the UK’, or ‘holder has the right of abode in UK’ (the 90-day period begins when entering the Schengen countries*). In all other cases, a visa is required.
*Schengen Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
Note that requirements are subject to change, so be sure to check the website of your country’s embassy or consulate before you travel to Italy.