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Italy Country Guide

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Quick Facts

Region: Europe
Full Name: Italian Republic
Capital City: Rome
Language Spoken: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

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Geographic data

42 50 N, 12 50 E

Elevation Extremes

lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m highest point: Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco) de Courmayeur 4,748 m (a secondary peak of Mont Blanc)

Land boundaries

total: 1,932.2 km border countries: Austria 430 km, France 488 km, Holy See (Vatican City) 3.2 km, San Marino 39 km, Slovenia 232 km, Switzerland 740 km

Natural hazards

regional risks include landslides, mudflows, avalanches, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding; land subsidence in Venice

Natural resources

coal, mercury, zinc, potash, marble, barite, asbestos, pumice, fluorospar, feldspar, pyrite (sulfur), natural gas and crude oil reserves, fish, arable land

Land use

arable land: 26.41% permanent crops: 9.09% other: 64.5% (2005)

Environmental current issues

air pollution from industrial emissions such as sulfur dioxide; coastal and inland rivers polluted from industrial and agricultural effluents; acid rain damaging lakes; inadequate industrial waste treatment and disposal facilities

Climate

Summer is hot, especially in the south. Spring and autumn are mild with fine, sunny weather. Winter in the south is much drier and warmer than in northern and central areas. Mountain regions are colder with heavy winter snowfalls. Required clothing Lightweight cottons and linens are worn during the summer, except in the mountains. Light- to mediumweights are worn in the south during winter, while warmer clothes are worn elsewhere. Alpine wear is advised for winter mountain resorts.

Time difference

time difference: UTC+1 daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Population

58,133,509 (July 2006 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 13.8% (male 4,147,149/female 3,899,980) 15-64 years: 66.5% (male 19,530,512/female 19,105,841) 65 years and over: 19.7% (male 4,771,858/female 6,678,169) (2006 est.)

Median age

total: 42.2 years male: 40.7 years female: 43.7 years (2006 est.)

Population growth rate

0.04% (2006 est.)

Birth rate

8.72 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Death rate

10.4 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Net migration rate

2.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 79.81 years male: 76.88 years female: 82.94 years (2006 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.28 children born/woman (2006 est.)

Business Practices

Business attaire for meetings is formal. A knowledge of Italian is a distinct advantage. Prior appointments are essential. Ministries and most public offices close at 1345 and, except by special appointment, it is not possible to see officials in the afternoon. A handshake is the normal greeting between men and may be followed by the grasping of an elbow; guests are introduced first. Good friends, even of the same gender, may hug, kiss cheeks and walk arm in arm. Do not use first names until well-acquainted or invited to do so. Titles are commonly used by university graduates ("dottore"), lawyers ("avvocato"), engineers ("ingegnere"), and other professionals. Office hours are normally 0900-1700 Monday to Friday but many offices close earlier, particularly on Fridays.

Crime

Italy has a low rate of violent crime, little of which is directed toward tourists. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing, theft from parked cars, and purse snatching, however, are serious problems, especially in large cities. Most reported thefts occur at crowded tourist sites, on public buses or trains, or at the major railway stations, including Rome's Termini, Milan's Centrale, Florence's Santa Maria Novella, and Naples' Centrale. Elderly tourists who have tried to resist petty thieves on motor scooters have suffered broken arms and collarbones. To reduce the chance of becoming a victim, do not carry a wallet or purse if possible. Shoulder bags should be carried tightly under the arm with the clasp facing the body. Waist packs should be worn in the front, but be aware that they can be unobtrusively slit open by thieves. Leave extra cash, credit cards, and personal documents in a hotel safe. Carry photocopies of passports and financial documents separately from the originals. Thieves in Italy often work in groups or pairs. In most cases, one thief distracts a victim while an accomplice performs the robbery. Groups of street urchins are known to poke tourists with newspapers or pieces of cardboard to divert their attention so that another street urchin can pickpocket them. In one particular routine, one thief throws trash or waste at the victim; a second thief assists the victim in cleaning up the mess; and the third discreetly takes the victim's belongings. Criminals on crowded public transportation slit the bottoms of purses or bags with a razor blade or sharp knife, then remove the contents through the bottom. Theft of small items such as radios, luggage, cameras, briefcases, and even cigarettes from parked cars is a major problem. Robbers in southern Italy take items from cars at gas stations (often by smashing car windows). In the Naples area, thefts have also been reported from occupied vehicles waiting in traffic or stopped at traffic lights. To discourage this kind of theft, drivers should keep their car doors locked, windows rolled up, and valuables out of sight when driving in cities and major towns. Do not leave valuables in an unattended vehicle. Tourists should immediately report thefts or other crimes to the local police. In a scam practiced on the highway between Rome and Naples, one thief punctures the tire of a rental or out-of-town car. An accomplice signals the flat tire to the driver and encourages the driver to pull over. When the driver stops, one thief helps change the tire, while the other takes the driver's belongings. Travelers should avoid driving at night on highways in southern Italy. When stopping at service areas on the highway (autostrada), make sure that your parked car remains in sight. One person should remain in the car, partly because thieves sometimes mark unattended vehicles to make them identifiable. The marked vehicle is later followed by accomplices who use one of the aforementioned schemes to perpetrate a robbery. There have been occasional reports of break-ins of rental cars in northern Italy when the precautions mentioned above were not followed during stops at highway service areas. In a scam practiced on trains, primarily in northern Italy, one or more persons will befriend a traveler and offer food or drink. The offered item will be drugged. Thieves have been known to impersonate police officers to gain the confidence of tourists. The thief shows the prospective victim a circular plastic sign with the words "police" or "international police." If this happens, the tourist should insist on seeing the officer's identification card (documento), because impersonators tend not to carry forged documents.

Hotels

Many luxury hotels are available throughout Italy and Rome is particularly well provided with hotels, but it is advisable to book in advance. Inexpensive hotels, which usually provide basic board (room plus shower), offer an economical form of accommodation throughout Italy, and there is a wide choice in the cities. Again, especially in the main cities, it is wise to book in advance.

Communications

Full telephone IDD service available. Country code: 39 (followed by 6 for Rome, 2 for Milan, 11 for Turin, 81 for Naples, 41 for Venice and 55 for Florence). Outgoing international code: 00. Telephone kiosks accept Lit100, Lit200 and Lit500 coins, as well as gettoni, tokens that are available at tobacconists and bars. There are some card phones, and phonecards can be purchased at post offices, tobacconists and certain newsagents. Some hotels have fax facilities. Post office hours are 0800/0830-1200/1230 and 1400/1430-1730/1800 Monday to Friday; Saturday mornings only.

Electricity

is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Electricity 230 volts AC, 50Hz.

Plug Types

C,F,L

Food And Dining

Table service is most common in restaurants and bars. There are no licensing laws. Pasta and pizza plays a substantial part in Italian recipes, but nearly all regions have developed their own special dishes. Examples of regional dishes are listed below. Italy has over 20 major wine regions, from Valle d'Aosta on the French border to Sardinia and Sicily in the south.
National specialties: Rome:
? Abbacchio (suckling lamb in white wine flavored with rosemary).
? Gnocchi alla romana (semolina dumplings).
? Cheeses the best include mozzarella, caciotta romana (semi-hard, sweet sheep cheese), pecorino (hard, sharp sheep's milk cheese) and gorgonzola. Piemonte: ?Bagna caoda (a traditional anchovy soup, served with vegetables).
? Bonet (a chocolate cake made with coffee and local biscuits). Valle d'Aosta:
? Fonduta (a hot dip with Fontina cheese, milk and egg yolks sprinkled with truffles and white pepper).
? Lepre piemontese (hare cooked in Barbera wine and sprinkled with herbs and bitter chocolate). Lombardy:
? Risotto alla milanese (rice with saffron and white wine).
? Panettone (Christmas cake with sultanas and candied fruit). Trentino and Alto Adige: ?Some excellent sausages and hams come from these regions. Veneto:
? Fegato alla veneziana (calves' liver thinly sliced and cooked in butter with onions).
? Radicchio rosso di treviso (wild red chicory with a bitter taste). Friuli-Venezia Giulia:
? Prosciutto di San Daniele (raw ham). Liguria: ?Pesto (sauce made of basil, garlic, pine nuts and pecorino cheese with pasta).
? Pandolce (sweet cake with orange flavor). Emilia-Romagna: ?Parmigiano (parmesan cheese).
? Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham). Tuscany: ?Bistecca alla fiorentina (thick T-bone steak grilled over charcoal, sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper and olive oil). Marche: ?Brodetto (a thick soup made from many varieties of fish, similar to chowder). Abruzzo-Molise:
? Lamb is a favorite ingredient in many dishes. Umbria:
? Fish from Lake Trasimeno and the River Nera
? Porchetta alla perugina (suckling pig). Campania:
? Sfogliatelle (sweet ricotta cheese turnovers) Puglia:
? Ostriche (fresh oysters baked with bread crumbs). Calabria and Basilicata:
? Sarde (fresh sardines with olive oil and oregano).
? Alici al limone (fresh anchovies baked with lemon juice). Sicily:
? Pesce spada (swordfish stuffed with brandy, mozzarella and herbs, grilled on charcoal).
? Pasta con le sarde (pasta with fresh sardines). Sardinia:
? Burrida (fish stew with dogfish and skate).
? Calamaretti alla sarda (stuffed baby squid). National drinks: Wines are named after grape varieties or after their village or area of origin. The most widespread is the Chianti group of vineyards, governed by the Chianti Classico quality controls (denoted by a black cockerel on the neck of each bottle). The Chianti area is the only area in Italy with such quality controls. Denominazione di origine controllata wines come from officially recognized wine-growing areas (similar to Appellation Contr?l?e in France), while wines designated Denominazione controllata e garantita are wines of fine quality.
? Roman wines include Albano, Frascati, and Velletri (whites); Cesanese, Marino and Piglio (reds).Grumello in Lombardy. Barolo and Barbera in Valle d'Aosta. Valpolicella in Veneto. Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Tokai (whites); Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot Nero (reds) in Friuli-Venezia.Chianti and Vernaccia in Tuscany. The Abruzzo-Molise district is home to Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (red) and Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (dry white). The district is also home of a strong liqueur known as Centerbe.
? Vermouths from Piemonte vary from dry and light pink to dark-colored and sweet.
? Aperitifs such as Campari and Punt e Mes are excellent appetizers.
? Italian liqueurs include Amaretto, Galliano, Sambuca and Strega.
Tipping:
Service charges and state taxes are included in all hotel bills. It is customary to give up to 10 per cent in addition if service has been particularly good.
Nightlife
Nightclubs, discos, restaurants and bars with dancing can be found in most major towns and tourist resorts. In the capital, English-language films can be found at the Pasquine Cinema, Vicolo della Paglia, just off Santa Maria in Trastevere. Restaurants and cafes throughout Italy will invariably have tables outside. Open-air concerts in summer are organized by the Academy of St Cecilia and the Opera House, while there is open-air theater at the Baths of Caracalla. Jazz, rock, folk and country music can all be heard at various venues.

Entry departure requirements

Note (a) Italy is a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement. (b) The regulations stated below also apply to San Marino and the Vatican City. Visa immigration information Passports Passport valid for at least three months beyond length of stay required by all except: (a) 1. EU/EEA nationals (EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and Swiss nationals holding a valid national ID card. Note: EU and EEA nationals are only required to produce evidence of their EU/EEA nationality and identity in order to be admitted to any EU/EEA Member State. This evidence can take the form of a valid national passport or national identity card. Either is acceptable. Possession of a return ticket, any length of validity on their document, sufficient funds for the length of their proposed visit should not be imposed. (b) nationals of Croatia and San Marino holding a valid national ID card. Visas Required by all except the following for stays of up to 90 days: (a) nationals of countries referred to in the chart above; (b) nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep), Liechtenstein, Macau (SAR), Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela; (c) airport transit passengers continuing their journey to a third country by the same or connecting aircraft within 48 hours, provided holding tickets with reserved seats and valid documents for onward travel (except certain nationals who always require a visa. Types of visa and cost Airport Transit, Transit, Tourism, Business, Study. Schengen short-stay: US$42 . Fees should be paid in the exact money as change is not available. Payment is by cash only. Visas are free of charge to the spouses and dependents of EU nationals. Note Spouses and children of EU nationals (providing spouse's passport and the original marriage certificate is produced), and nationals of some other countries, receive their visas free of charge (enquire at Embassy for details). Validity Schengen short-stay: up to 90 days. Long term: up to one year. Application to Consulate (or Consular section at nearest Embassy); see Passport/Visa Information. Postal applications are not accepted. Because of the high volume of visa applications an appointment system has been introduced. Appointments must be made via the 24-hour call line 09065 540 707 (UK) (call charged at ?1 per minute). Admission without an appointment is not permitted. Travelers visiting just one Schengen country should apply to the Consulate of that country at least six weeks in advance; travelers visiting more than one Schengen country should apply to the Consulate of the country chosen as the main destination or the country they will enter first (if they have no main destination). Application requirements Tourism: (a) Valid passport, with one blank page to affix the visa. (b) Completed application form. (c) One passport-size photograph. (d) Health insurance. (e) Proof of sufficient funds to cover duration of stay. (f) Fee. (g) Proof of means of onward/return travel. (h) Proof of accommodation. (i) Proof of occupation, eg letter from employer, solicitor or Chamber of Commerce. Business: (a)-(g) and, (h) Proof of business status. (i) Evidence of business contact(s) in Italy. Student: (a)-(f) and, (g) Letter from Italian university addressed to the Italian Consulate General confirming acceptance of the application, explaining details of the course (duration, program etc). Airport Transit/Transit: (a)-(g) and, (h) Proof of the need for transit. Note (a) Minors under 18 years of age not traveling with their parents require a declaration from both parents or their legal guardian authorizing their travel. (b) Visa officers may also ask for additional documents. Working days required Usually two. Certain nationals may take up to 21 days. Temporary residence Enquire at Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy); see Passport/Visa Information

HIV entry requirements

No Test required

Departure tax

None

Embassies

Italian Embassy in the UK 14 Three Kings Yard, London W1K 4EH, UK Tel: (020) 7312 2200. Website: http://www.amblondra.esteri.it/ambasciata_londra/en/ Political enquiries only. Italian Consulate General in the UK 136 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SA, UK Tel: (020) 7235 9371 or 7823 6519 (visa section) or (09001) 600 340 (recorded visa information; calls cost 60p per minute). Website: www.embitaly.org.uk Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1200. Embassy of the Italian Republic in the USA 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA Tel: (202) 612 4400 or 4405/7 (visa section). Website: http://www.ambwashingtondc.esteri.it/ambasciata_washington/it Consulate General of Italy in the USA 690 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA Tel: (212) 439 8600. Website: www.italconsulnyc.org Most visits to Italy are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners. There continues to be insolated cases of domestic terrorism in Itlay by extreme left wing and seccessionist groups which are aimed primarily at official Italian targets. Visitors should be alert to the dangers of car and street crimes in cities. There continues to be non-violent volcanic activity on the island of Stromboli. Italy is in an earthquake zone. This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organizations for the latest travel advice. British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Website: www.fco.gov.uk US Department of State Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html

Currency

The Euro is now the official currency of 12 EU member states (including Italy). The first Euro coins and notes were introduced in January 2002; the Italian Lira was still in circulation until 28 February 2002, when it was completely replaced by the Euro. Euro (?) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of ?500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of ?2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

Currency restrictions

Check with the Embassy before departure. Import and export of both local and foreign currency is limited to ?12,500. If it is intended to import or export amounts greater than this, the amount should be declared and validated in Italy on form V2.

Banking hours

These vary from city to city but, in general, Mon-Fri 0830-1330 and 1500-1600.

Currency exchange

Traveller's cheques, cheques and foreign money can be changed at banks, railway stations and airports, and very often at major hotels (generally at a less convenient rate). Many UK banks offer differing exchange rates depending on the denominations of currency being bought or sold. Check with banks for details and current rates.

Credit cards

Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted, as well as Eurocheque cards. Check with your credit or debit card company for merchant acceptability and other facilities that may be available.

Travellers cheques

Traveller's cheques are accepted almost everywhere. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.

City/RegionCity/Area codeFollowed by
Ancona071+ 7 digits
Bari080+ 7 digits
Bergamo035+ 7 digits
Biella015+ 7 digits
Bologna051+ 7 digits
Brescia030+ 7 digits
Cagliari070+ 7 digits
Catania095+ 7 digits
Como031+ 7 digits
Firenze055+ 7 digits
Genova010+ 7 digits
Messina090+ 7 digits
Milano02+ 8 digits
Modena059+ 7 digits
Monza039+ 7 digits
Napoli081+ 7 digits
Padova049+ 7 digits
Palermo091+ 7 digits
Perugia075+ 7 digits
Pescara085+ 7 digits
Pisa050+ 7 digits
Roma06+ 8 digits
Salerno089+ 7 digits
Sassari079+ 7 digits
Savona019+ 7 digits
Taranto099+ 7 digits
Torino011+ 7 digits
Trieste040+ 7 digits
Venezia (Mestre)041+ 7 digits
Verona045+ 7 digits
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Dental care

Good quality dental care is available in Italy

Medication Availability

Supplies of international medications are generally available throughout Italy

Blood supplies

Blood supplies are considered safe and screened to international standards

Medical facilities

Medical facilities are available, but may be limited outside urban areas. Public hospitals sometimes do not maintain the same standards as hospitals in the West, so travelers are encouraged to obtain insurance that would cover a stay in a private Italian hospital or clinic. It is almost impossible to obtain an itemized hospital bill from public hospitals, as required by many U.S. insurance companies, because the Italian National Health Service charges all-in-one rates that include care services, bed and board.

General caution

Recent medical and dental exams should ensure that the traveler is in good health. Carry appropriate health and accident insurance documents and copies of any important medical records. Bring an adequate supply of all prescription and other medications as well as any necessary personal hygiene items, including a spare pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses if necessary. Take personal protective measures against insects. Drink only bottled beverages (including water) or beverages made with boiled water. Do not use ice cubes or eat raw seafood or rare meat. Eat well-cooked foods while they are still hot and fruits that can be peeled without contamination. Avoid roadside stands and street vendors. Only pasteurized dairy products should be consumed.

Specific concerns

Uncooked shellfish and uncooked pork are not safe. Respiratory ailments are quite common during winter, particularly in major cities with smog problems. Air pollution is a major problem in Milan. Hikers should take protective measures against ticks.

Immunization

Hepatitis A: Consider active immunization with hepatitis A vaccine or passive immunization with immune globulin (IG) for all susceptible travelers to southern Mediterranean regions. Especially consider choosing active immunization for persons planning to reside for a long period or for persons who take frequent short-term trips to risk areas. The importance of protection against hepatitis A increases as length of stay increases. It is particularly important for persons who will be living in or visiting rural areas, eating or drinking in settings of poor or uncertain sanitation, or who will have close contact with local persons (especially young children) in settings with poor sanitary conditions. Hepatitis B: Vaccination is advised for health care workers, persons anticipating direct contact with blood from or sexual contact with inhabitants, and persons planning extended stays of 6 months or greater (especially those who anticipate using local health care facilities, staying in rural areas, or having intimate contact with the local population). Typhoid: Vaccination should be considered for persons staying longer than 3 weeks, adventurous eaters, and those who will venture off the usual tourist routes into small cities, villages and rural areas. Importance of vaccination increases as access to reasonable medical care becomes limited. Contraindications depend on vaccine type. Note: All routine vaccines (such as DTP or Td, Hib, MMR, polio, varicella, influenza and pneumococcal) should be kept up-to-date as a matter of good health practice unrelated to travel.

Disease risk summary

Insect-borne illness: Leishmaniasis (visceral and cutaneous) - occurs Sandfly fever - occurs Typhus (Murine and tick-borne) - occurs West Nile fever (mosquito-borne) - occurs (The above occur in Mediterranean coastal areas.) Lyme disease - occurs Food-borne and water-borne illness: bacillary dysentery and other diarrheas and typhoid fever are more common in the summer and autumn in southeastern and southwestern areas. Brucellosis - occurs Cholera - occurs Echinococcosis (hydatid disease) - occurs Hepatitis - occurs Other hazards: Diseases such as measles and diphtheria are commonly reported. Influenza risk extends from November to April. Rabies - occurs in animals

Entry requirements

None.

Recent disease outbreaks

No recent disease outbreaks

NameAddress
Anthea srlVia Camillo Rosalba 35-37 Bari 70124
Ars Medica spaVia C.Ferrero di Cambiano 29 Roma 191
C. O. T. spaVia Ducezio 1 Messina 98124
Campolongo Hospital C.Ebolitano spa Via Vicinale del Bosco Eboli 84025
Candela spaVia Valerio Villareale n. 54 Palermo 90141
Casa Del Sole srlVia G Paone 58 Formia 4023
Cellini spaVia Cellini 5 Torino 10126
Centro Diagnostico SPAVia F.A. Pigafetta 1 Rome 00154
Citta' Di Milano spaVia Lamarmora 10 Milano 20122
Citta' Di Parma spaPiazzale A Maestri 5 Parma 43100
Clinica Castelli spaVia Gavazzeni 21 Bergamo 24128
Clinica Mediterranea SPAVia Orazio, 2 Naples 80122
Clinica Zucchi spaPzza Madonnina 1 Carate Brianza 20048
Clinica Zucchi spaVia Zucchi 24 Monza 20052
Cliniche Gavazzeni spaVia Gavazzeni 21 Bergamo 24125
Cof Centro Ort. E FisioterapicoLocalita Monte Casle 5 Lanzo D'Intelvi 22020
Columbus HospitalVia Buonarroti, 48 Milan 20145
Concordia HospitalVia delle 7 Chiese 90 Roma 145
Del Policlinico spaVia Dezza 48 Milan 20144
Demma srlViale Regina Margherita 5 Palermo 90138
Diaz srlVia Armando Diaz 9 Padova 35123
Dr. Giuseppe Spatocco srlViale Amendola 93 Chieti 66100
Dr. Nicola di lorenzo srlVia Vittorio Veneto 29 Avezzano 67051
Eremo Di ArcoVia XXI Aprile 1 Arco 38062 Trento
European Hospital spaVia Portuense 700 Roma 149
Fondazione Moro-GirelliVia Francesco Crispi 24 Brescia 25121
G. B. Morgagni srlVia del Bosco 105 Catania 95125
Hesperia Hospital Modena spaVia Arqua 80/A Modena 41100
Hippocrates srlVilla Fiorita Via F.lli Cairoli 19 Sassuolo 41049
I. Cedri spaL.go Don Guanella 1 Fara Novarese 28073
I. N. I. srlVia S. Anna
Instituto Clinico S. Siro spaVia Monreale 18 Milamo 20148
IOMI F. Scalabrino spaVia Consolare Pompea 360 Ganzirri 98165
Ist. Clinico Villa ApricaVia Castelcarnasino 10 Como 22100
Ist. Ort F. Faggiana spaVia Eremo 10 Regio Calabria 89124
Ist. Policlinico S. DonatoVia Morandi 30 S.Donato Milanese 20097
La MadonninaVl e Pasteur 18 Bari 70124
La Quiete spaVia Dante 20 Varese 21100
Le Betulle srlVia le Italia 36 Appiano Gentile 22070
Leonardo srlViale Grocco 100 Vinci 50059
Mater DeiVia Bertoloni 32 Roma 197
Mater Domini spaVia Gerenzano 2 Castellanza 21053
Morgagni Private HospitalVia Cavazzana 13 Padova 35123
Multimedica spaVia Milanese 300 Sesto San Giovanni 20099
Nomentana srlVia G.A. Guattani 4 Roma 161
Nuova Casa Di Cura srlVia delle Aie Decimomannu 9033
Nuova Villa Claudia srlVia Flaminia Nuova 280 Roma 191
Ospedale InternazionaleVia Tasso 38 Naples Campania 80121
Ospedale Mestre Umberto PrimoVia Circonvalazzione Mestre Venice Veneto
Ospedale San Raffaele (Fondazione Centro S.Raffaele)Fondazione Centro S.Raffaele del Monte Tabor Via Olgettina, 60 Milan Lombardy 20132
Ospedale Santa Maria NuovaPiazza Santa Maria Nuova 1 Florence Tuscany 50123
Paideia spaVia V Tiberio 46 Roma 191
Pederzoli spaVia Monte Baldo 24 Peschiera Garda 37019
Piacenza spaVia Morigi 41 Piacenza 29100
Pinna Pintor srlVia A Vespucci 61 Torino 10129
Pio XIVia Aurelia 559 Roma 165
Policlinico S. Marco spaVia Zanotto 40 Venezia Mestre 30173 Venezia
Policlinico San Marco S. P. A (Casa di Cura)Via Zanotto 40 Mestre Venice Veneto 30173
Policlinico Triestino srlVia Bonaparte 4 Trieste 34123
Porta Sole srlP.zza Michelotti 4 Perugia 6122
Prof. Brodetti srlVia Vittime Civili 112 Foggia 71100
Prof. E. Morelli spaP.zza XXIV Maggio 13 Pavia 27100
Prof. Petrucciani srlV le Aldo Moro Lecce 73100
Quarenghi srlVia S. Carlo 70 S. Pellegrino Terme 24016
Regina Maris Osp. Civ.''Cervesi'' Via Beethoven Cattolica 47841
Rome American Hospital00155 Roma Via Emilio Longoni 69
Rugani srlPiazza Matteotti 33/7 Siena 53100
S. Anna spaVia Del Franzone 31 Brescia 25127
S. Antonino srlVia Malta 4 Piacenza 29100
S. Chiara spaP.zza Indipendenza 11 Firenze 50129
S. Francesco srlVia Amalasunta 20 Ravenna 48100
S. GiacomoVia San Bono 3 Ponte Dell'Olio 29028
S. Rita spaVia Catalani 4 Milano 20131
S. Rossore srlViale delle Cascine 152/F Pisa 56122
Salus spaVia Levi 7 Reggio Emilia 42100
Salus srlVia Arianuova 38 Ferrara 44100
Salvator Mundi International HospitalCasa di Cura Privata Viale Delle Mura Gianicolensi 67 Rome 00152
Sanatrix A. S. S. A. spaVia di Trasone 61 Roma 199
Santa Famiglia srlVia dei Gracchi 134 Roma 192
Scarnati srlVia Zara 4 Cosenza 87100
Sicilia Casa di Cura DemmaViale Regina Margherita, 5 Palermo 90138
SolatrixVia Bellini 11 Rovereto 38068 Trento
SPA Casa di Cura Clinica MediterraneaVia Orazio 2 Naples Campania
The Milan ClinicVia Cerva 25 Milan 20122
Val Parma srlVia XX Settembre 22 Langhirano 43013
Valle Giulia spaVia De Notaris 2/B Roma 197
Villa Anna srlVia Toscana 159 S. Benedetto T. 63039
Villa Bianca spaVia Bernardo Cavallino 102 Napoli 80131
Villa Bianca srlVia Fratelli Bandiera 1 Limbiate 20051
Villa Dei Fiori srlCorso Italia 110 Mugnano Di Napoli 80018
Villa Dei Gerani Dr. Ricevuto srlVia Manzoni 83 Erice 91016
Villa Dei Pini Athena spaVia Matese 42 Piedimonte Matese 81016
Villa Del Sole srlVia Pio X 202 Catanzaro 88100
Villa Domelia srlVia Arbe 3 Roma 141
Villa Donatello spaP.le Donatello 14 Firenze 50132
Villa Elena spaVia Dante 133 Cagliari 9134
Villa Elisa spaVia V Veneto 141 Cinquefrondi 89021
Villa Europa All'eur srlVia Eufrate 27 Roma 144
Villa Garda spaVia Monte Baldo 89 Garda 37016
Villa GemmaVia Zanardelli 101 Gardone Riviera 25083
Villa Giose srlVia Tufolo 1 Crotone 88900
Villa Igea spaVia Stradella 73 Saliceta S.Giuliano 41040
Villa Mafalda spaVia Monte delle Gioie 5 Roma 199
Villa MargheritaV le di Villa Massimo 48 Roma 161
Villa Maria Cecilia srlVia Corriera 1 Cotignola 48010
Villa Maria srlVia Murri 121 Bologna 40137
Villa MontallegroVia Montezovetto 27 Genova 16145
Villa S. Marco srlVia 3 Ottobre 11 Ascoli Piceno 63100
Villa S. Maria di LeucaVia Tiberina 173
Villa Salaria srlVia F A Gualtiero 127 Roma 139
Villa Silvia srlVia A. Garibaldi 64 Senigallia 60019
Villa Verde SnCVia Golfo di Taranto 22 Taranto 74100
Villalba spaVia Di Roncrio 25 Bologna 40136

Media

Between them, Rai and Mediaset effectively control Italy's TV market. The Italian press is highly regionalised.
Press: Among the most important Italian dailies are Corriere della Sera (Milan) (website: www.corriere.it), Il Messaggero (Rome) (website: http://ilmessaggero.caltanet.it), La Repubblica (Rome) (website: www.repubblica.it) and La Stampa (Turin) (website: www.lastampa.it). Il Sole 24 Ore is the daily financial publication (website: www.ilsole24ore.com). The Informer (website: www.informer.it) is a useful English-language online guide for expatriates living in Italy. The main towns publish a weekly booklet with entertainment programs, sports events, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. There are several English-language publications: monthly magazines Enigma Roma (Rome), Grapevine (on the Luca area) (website: www.lucagrapevine.com) and Hello Milano (Milan), as well as Wanted In Rome (website: www.wantedinrome.com), published twice-monthly.
Radio: Rai is the public broadcaster, stations include Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3 and GR Parlamento. Commercial stations include: Radio 24, Radio 101 and Radio Italia. Television: Rai is the public broadcaster; television stations include: Rai Uno, Rai Sue, Rai Tre and Rai News 24. Mediaset is Italy's largest private television broadcaster and operates stations such as: Italia 1, Rete 4 and Canale 5.

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