87% of the Italian population is catholic
From January 2007, Milan has had a toll gate for vehicles in the town centre. It was inspired by the congestion charge in London, but with a different system of application. It only applies to those not living in the town centre, applicable every weekday.
As of June 2012, the cost of a single ticket (75 minutes of travel time) on the vaporetto is 7 Euros. The Venitian Vaporetti network also serves the lagoon islands (Lido, Murano, Burano), with a pass available that can cover you for your whole visit. For any shorter journeys, a gondola, traghetto or simply walking is recommended.
The Main Islands (Sardinia and Sicily)
These two islands are accessible by regular flights, as are most other large Italian cities.
The railway network is quite dense and provides a relatively cheap means of transport. Buses can also be used to travel to areas not accessible by train and are usually the most cost efficient mode of transport if you are staying within one region. To rent a car, your national license is sufficient. The speed is limited to 30mph in town, 56 mph outside the town centre and 80 mph on the motorway.
Voltage is 220V. An adaptor will be necessary for UK plugs
Italy welcomes more than 46.1 million visitors every year, making it the fifth most popular tourist destination worldwide
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