Ciao Travel Tips

Things To Pack

Comfortable, non-slip, walking shoes, small backpack, light rain gear, bathing suit, small camera, hat and sun protection. Neck pouches, money belts and pants with multiple pockets (to help avoid the crafty fingers of pickpockets in large centers). Padded shorts for biking. Dress tends to be tastefully casual throughout Italy.


Ciao Tours highly recommends only one moderately sized piece of luggage that you can pull plus one carry-on bag per person.

Money & Currency

Italy uses the Euro currency.  Most Italian bank machines will accept Canadian and American debit and credit cards.

Documents for Travel in Italy

A valid passport is required for stays up to three months.

Final Itinerary

A final itinerary will be sent two weeks prior to departure. It will include detailed information on accommodations, maps, vouchers, driving instructions, day trip information and lists of our favourite restaurants.


Vouchers will be sent to you with your final tour itinerary.


Accident and medical insurance is mandatory for all Ciao Tours trips to Italy. We strongly recommend trip interruption & cancellation insurance.


Restaurants: 10% is customary.  If menu states “servizio incluso” do not tip.
Guides & drivers: A small gratuity is appreciated, if the service meets or exceeds your expectations.


Throughout Italy there are Internet cafes and offices where access to the internet is available for a nominal fee.

Cellular Phones

We suggest contacting your local provider for packages in Italy.

Car Rentals

A valid International driver’s license along with your country’s driver’s license (which must be valid for min one year) is required for car rental in Italy. A major credit card is also necessary for a security deposit on the car. A second driver can be registered and insurance for nominal fees.


  • Hikers must carry their own accessories and daily lunch in a backpack
  • Items recommended for the hikes: hiking boots or sturdy, non-slip running style shoes, comfortable backpack, water bottle, rain clothing, hat, sun glasses, sun protection, small first aid kit, cool clothing for summer hikes, bathing suit, small towel and lunch
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