After you discuss your healthcare needs with one of our specialists,

we will help you plan a special visit in Italy.

Whether a cultural excursion, nature exploration or culinary adventure,

Health in Italy will organize a bespoke tour package

See Italy

Did you know that Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country on earth? In 2017, the Venetian works of defence in north-eastern Italy and a set of ten ancient beech tree forests were added to the list, bringing Italy's UNESCO sites to the record number of 53.

At HEALTH IN ITALY, we recommend to start your Italian vacation in the capital city of Rome, the birthplace of Western civilization and the cradle of Roman Empire. Rome has it all, from amazing dining, to ancient culture, religious sites, hundreds of fountains, Vatican City, the Colosseum and endless gelato…need we say more?

  • A romantic gondola tour in the canals in Venice;
  • Climb to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa;
  • Discover the ancient ruins of Pompeii;
  • Shopping in Milan;
  • Stand in awe as you gaze at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel;
  • Sample local wines and cheeses from throughout the country;
  • Visit the opera in Rome, set amidst ancient Roman ruins;
  • Don’t forget to try the gelato. It will change your life!
What else should you plan to do in Italy?
Everyone dreams of a vacation to Italy

Incredible meals on the piazza, wines that flow as freely as the waters in the fountains, espressos in the shade of olive trees, stunning villas that seem to teeter on the sheer cliffs above the cerulean blue Tyrrhenian Sea, the splendor of the Vatican and the ancient history of Pompeii, Renaissance paintings and marble sculptures that leave you breathless, and endless shopping for the latest fashions. Everyone dreams of a traveling to Italy, and it’s easy to understand why! Whether you plan to enjoy a vacation at the beach or hiking in the mountains, an escape to the vineyards of Tuscany or immersion in the Eternal City of Rome, a vacation in Italy is one that you will remember forever.

When to Travel to Italy

Anytime is the right time to visit Italy.

Italy’s Mediterranean climate lures guests from around the world with thrilling activities and great seasonal foods in every season. The summers are warm, and the winters are cold and a bit rainy. The high season extends from April to June and September to October when the weather is comfortably warm. Beat the crowds and plan your vacation for the off season to enjoy Italy at your own pace.

PASSPORT VALIDITY: Must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure.


BLANK PASSPORT PAGES: Two pages required for entry stamp.


TOURIST VISA: Not required for stays under 90 days.


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Visitor's Guide

Things to see and do in Italy

Everyone’s “must-see” lists for Italy are going to be different depending on their tastes and interests.


But the folks here at HEALTH IN ITALY have put together a list of the top things to do and see during a trip to Italy. Regardless of what you choose, we hope you have a wonderful time exploring the beauties of Italy.

  • Take a night ride on a vaporetto or gondola in Venice;
  • See Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan;
  • Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museum and see the Sistine Chapel;
  • Climb Florence’s Duomo for a spectacular view of Florence’s historic center;
  • Eat pizza in Naples: there’s nothing like eating pizza in the place where it was born;
  • Drive along the Amalfi Coast;
  • See an opera in a Roman amphitheatre;
  • Wander the Trastevere neighborhood in Rome: twisting, quiet cobbled streets, affordable food, and always something interesting to see;
  • Discover the Ancient City of Pompeii;
  • Go to an Italian soccer game, and root for the home team;
  • Eat gelato every day, try a new flavor every day;
  • Wander aimlessly in Venice;
  • Stand at the center of the Pantheon in Rome;
  • Drive the Tuscan countryside;
  • Walk the historic center of Rome: visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and more.

To plan your medical travel in Italy, please fill out the form clicking here.

One of our travel specialists will help you plan the ideal vacation in Italy.


Planning and preparing for your medical travel in Italy is easy once you know what to do. That’s why we’ve developed a quick checklist to help you get prepared for a successful medical travel experience in Italy.


Have a valid passport. Your passport should be valid for at least another 6 months from your date of travel. If it is about to expire, get it renewed before you travel. If you are coming from the US or Canada, there is no need for a visa to visit Italy if you stay less than 90 days.


Purchase travel insurance. Travel insurance protects you against unseen events, like hurricanes, cancelled flights, delayed flights, lost baggage, theft etc. The cost for good travel insurance is generally worth the sense of security it provides:


Consider medical tourism insurance. While the hospitals and medical centers of HEALTH IN ITALY are recognized for their excellence, some patients prefer to insure their medical travel for complete safety and peace of mind. Affordable medical tourism insurance options are available online.


Pack for the season. Italy is warm during the summer and cold during the winter. Pack accordingly. For the summer, pack shorts, comfortable clothes, sandals, tennis shoes and plenty of sunscreen.

For the winter, pack warm shoes, long shirts and pants and a good coat. If you forget anything, don’t worry. Shopping in Italy is so much fun, you may forget your clothes at home on purpose! Make sure to bring your camera to record your incredible experience in Italy!


Credit Cards are accepted everywhere in Italy. ATMs are plentiful throughout the tourist areas. It’s very easy to withdraw cash at these locations or to pay with your credit card.


Bring important medical documents with you, such as x-rays, MRI reports, and any important information that your doctors and medical team should know. A medical summary is very helpful to pack in case of any emergency during your travels. (A medical summary is actually a good thing to carry with you whenever you travel, not just on medical vacations!)


Bring an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses, just in case. It doesn’t happen often, but luggage gets lost, glasses break, so it’s good to have a back-up!


Make photocopies of your passport and immunization records, and keep them in a separate location. It’s a lot easier to get a replacement of your passport if you’ve got a copy.


Carry sufficient medication to last through your trip. If you are coming to Italy for ten days, bring enough medication to last twenty days in case of any problems. You also need to protect your medications from things like humidity and heat.

How to Prepare for Your Medical Travel in Italy
Preparing to return home

It’s good to think about your plans for your discharge early in your hospital stay.

A member of the HEALTH IN ITALY team is available to help

Every patient has unique needs.

Our team will work with you to ensure that your plan reflects your needs.

When your doctor approves your discharge from the hospital, your care team will discuss ongoing care.


HEALTH IN ITALY providers accept most common forms of payment, including cash, credit cards (VISA/Master Card/American Express), wire transfers, debit cards, traveler’s checks and PayPal. Personal checks are not accepted.

HEALTH IN ITALY providers accept most domestic and international insurance companies. If an employer or insurance company will pay your bill, a letter of guarantee and a copy of your identity or policy card from the employer or insurance company should be submitted upon arrival at the hospital.

If you plan to submit your treatment for payment by insurance, please present the following on your arrival at the hospital:

  • Passport and a copy of your passport with signature.
  • Current medical insurance certificate or card.
  • A copy of your insurance policy.

Our international staff will assist you to coordinate with your insurance provider regarding the approval of payment for your medical expenses (excluding personal expenses).

Patients should familiarize themselves with the terms of their insurance coverage. It is important to understand which hospital services are covered by your insurance plan.Complete insurance information must be submitted during your admission.

No insurance claims will be submitted once the patient has been discharged. Patients without insurance will be responsible for payment of the hospital bill.

For out-patient procedures, advance payment may be required. The hospital will issue a medical report and invoice for you to process the reimbursement directly with your insurance company when you return home.

HEALTH IN ITALY assists patients from around the globe. Our international patients have a variety of insurance policies and coverage. We assist our patients to coordinate reimbursement with their insurance providers.

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