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Window of a pharmacy
In many respects Italy is a fully modern European country, but it still suffers from some age-old practical problems, especially where the state or bureaucracy is involved. The north still tends to be much more efficient than the south, but if visiting a bank or post office or the police or a doctor, be sure to take ID and plenty of books and games for the children, and be prepared for a long wait.

Passports and visas

EU citizens need a valid passport to enter Italy and can stay for an unlimited period. Nationals of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand ...

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