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Passport Regulations
A visa is not required for US or Canadian citizens holding a valid passport unless they expect to stay in Italy for more than 90 days or are entering the country for study or employment reasons. Anyone who decides to stay over 90 days once they have entered the country should make an application once only to any police station (questura) for an additional 90-day extension. Proof will be required to ascertain that the person is a bona fide tourist with adequate means of support and that the extension is not for study or employment purposes. Generally, permission is granted immediately. Non-American citizens should check current visa requirements with the nearest Italian Consulate before departure.

Pets
A traveller entering Italy with a dog or cat must have a veterinary certificate stating that the animal is in good health and has been vaccinated against rabies between 20 days and 11 months prior to entry into Italy. The certificate must also state the breed, age, sex and color of the pet, as well as the owner's name and address. The certificate is valid for 30 days. Forms are obtainable at all Italian diplomatic and consular representatives and from the Italian Government Travel Office. Parrots, parakeets, rabbits and hares also require health certificates and in addition are subject to an examination upon entering Italy. A dog must be on a leash or muzzled when in public. Customs officials may require a health examination of any pet if they suspect that it is ill or has come directly from tropical regions.

Registration for Tourists
The paperwork related to registering with the police within 3 days of arrival in Italy is dealt with by the hotels the tourist is staying in. If staying with friends or in a private home, tourists must register in person at the nearest police station within three days of arrival. In Rome there is a special police information office to assist tourists. (Interpreters are available) telephone: 06.461-950 or 06.486-609.

Healthcare and MedicalAssistance
Tourists requiring urgent medical care should go to the nearest hospital emergency ward (airports and many train stations also have medical teams and first aid facilities). Those with serious illnesses or allergies should always carry a special note from their physicians giving detailed information on the treatments they are following or that may be necessary. Pharmacies (Farmacia), generally follow shop opening times (approx. from 8.30am to 12.30pm and from 3 to 7pm, Monday to Saturday, but in large cities many are open throughout the day. Night time service is provided on a shift basis. Business hours and night shifts are displayed outside each pharmacy and are published in local papers. It is advisable to procure a document certifying coverage by the national health care service before departure.

Health Services and Insurance Policy
Italy has no medical program covering citizens from the US and Canada. US and Canadian tourists are therefore advised to take out an insurance policy before traveling. First Aid Service (Pronto Soccorso) with a doctor on hand is found at airports, ports, railway stations and in all hospitals. Medicines, be they prescription or over the counter, can be obtained only in pharmacies.

 

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  General information
Pope's arrival in Assisi and visit the Serafico Institute 
Pope Francis visit and prayer in the Porziuncola 
Pope Francis meeting with the youth in Santa Maria degli Angeli 
Pope Francis visit in the Shrine of Rivotorto and in the Shack of St. Francis  
Assisi World Heritage 
Churches 
Associations & Groups 
Tourist Guides and visit guided in Umbria 
History 
General travel tips 
Useful - emergency numbers 
Weather information  
Lyrick Theatre Assisi 
Metastasio Theatre Assisi 
Local opening times 


  Transport in town
Streets of Assisi 
Traffic restrictions 
Parking Mojano, historic centre 
Parking (others) 
Buses & Taxis 
Town map 
How to reach Assisi by car 
How to reach Assisi by Train  
How to reach Assisi by Air 

  Transport out of town
Airport 
Rent-a-car 
Local and national buses 

  Where to Stay
Hotels 
Farm Holiday & Country House 
Meeting & Conference Rooms 
Resort & Spa 
Historic Residences 
Apartments & Rooms for Rent 
Residence & Villa 
Bed & Breakfast in Assisi 
Youth Hostels 
Religious Boarding Houses 
Campings 
Real estate agencies  


  Where to eat and drink
Restaurants 

  Education
Italian Language School for Foreigners 
University 

  Art and monuments
The Rocca Maggiore 
Temple of Minerva 
Palazzo Capitano del Popolo 
Roman Amphitheatre 

  Art and religion
Eremo delle Carceri 
The Basilica of St Francis and the Sacro Convento 
The Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli 
The Basilica of St Claire 
Abbey of St. Pietro 
St. Damian's Convent 
St. Rufino Cathedral 
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore 
St. Francis of Assisi - 2, 3 and 4 October 


  Museums and galleries
The Porziuncola Museum 
Cathedral Museum and Crypt of St Rufino 
Municipal Art Gallery 
Treasure Museum & F.M. Perkins Collection 
Civic Museum & Roman Forum 

  Art and tourist attractions
Forest of Saint Francis - Assisi - FAI 
Along Via San Francesco 
Park of Mount Subasio  
The Calendimaggio :
the Ides of May Festivity
 



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  What to see & do
4th OCTOBER, Feast of San Francesco of Assisi 
Italian Language School for foreigners 
Holiday Farm and Resort near Perugia and Assisi 
Shopping in the historic centre of Assisi in the the main shopping streets and squares of Santa Maria degli Angeli 
Golfing holidays 
Park of Colfiorito 
Perugino exhibition and the Porziuncola chapel in Santa Maria degli Angeli - Assisi 

  Lake Trasimeno
General Information Lake Trasimeno 
The islands - boat tours Lake Trasimeno 
Eating well by Lake Trasimene 
Where to stay by Lake Trasimene 
Bathing - Lake Trasimeno 
Mooring Lake Trasimeno 
Navigation regulations 

  Specials - In & Out of town
Weddings in Umbria 
Wellness in Umbria - Assisi area 
Home in Umbria 
Honeymooning in Umbria 


  Shopping
SHOPPING IN ASSISI 
Tips on shopping 
Clothing 
Fashion accessories 
Real Estate Agencies 
Furnishing and home decor 
Art 
Sports equipment 
Bars and Pastry shops 
Beauty & Body care 
Shoes 
Newsagents and Bookshops 
Electronics 
Wine bars 
Pharmacies and Herboristeries 
Photos and Optitians 
Laundries 
Fine foods 
Jewellery and Watches 
Internet points 
Souvenirs, Objects and Gadgets 
Travel Agencies 
Pizzerias and Restaurants 

  Typical products
Mushrooms selling 
Truffles selling 
Extra Virgin Olive Oil selling 
Wine selling