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Useful addresses

United Kingdom

Italian State Tourist Office – 1, Princes Street, London W1B 2AY – t 0207 408 1254 – http://www.italiantouristboard.co.uk/it/

Embassy of Italy – 14, Three Kings Yard, London W1K 4EH – t 0207 312 2200 - http://www.amblondra.esteri.it/Ambasciata_Londra

Republic of Ireland

Consult the Italian tourist board website of the UK and Ireland. http://www.italiantouristboard.co.uk/it/index.html

Embassy of Italy – 63/65 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4 – t 01 660 1744 – http://www.ambdublino.esteri.it/Ambasciata_Dublino


Documents

European Union nationals: identity card or passport, even expired (if within less than five years).


Health

Also see Practical A to Z.

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will provide access to medical care at a reduced cost or free of charge. The simplest and quickest way to obtain your EHIC is to apply online (UK citizens https://www.ehic.org.uk/InternetRes/home.do or http://www.ehic.ie/ for Irish citizens). The EHIC card is not an alternative to private travel insurance, which will also cover costs such as repatriation. Some credit cards include travel insurance; consult your bank.


Websites

Italian National Tourist Board – Very comprehensive and practical. www.enit.it

National Federation of Italian Parks –www.parks.it

Grandi Giardini Italiani – Website devoted to Italy’s most beautiful gardens. www.grandigiardini.it

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