- Visa and documents
Incoming EU, EEA and CH citizens are required to produce an identity card valid for expatriation or a passport. Based on their nationality, country of residence, travel reasons and length of stay, citizens from countries outside the EU, EEA and CH must apply for an entry visa for Italy. Submitting the necessary documentation is no guarantee of being issued a visa. To check whether a foreign citizen needs a visa to enter Italy, please visit the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs .
- Currency and payments
The Euro is the sole currency of Italy. For daily exchange rates, please visit the website of the Bank of Italy. You can exchange currency in banks, exchange offices, airports and hotels.
- Climate and temperature
The climate of Sondrio and Valmalenco is continental: hot temperatures in summer on the valley bottom (Sondrio), temperatures that gradually become cooler and more pleasant as rising in altitude (Valmalenco). Winter is cold and snowy. The average annual temperature of Sondrio is 12.1 ° C while the average annual rainfall is 963 mm. The average annual temperature of Valmalenco is 8 ° C while the average annual rainfall is 975 mm.
- Time zone
Sondrio e Valmalenco are in the Central European time zone, UTC +1
- Health and safety
The public switched telephone network has a single emergency telephone: 112
No vaccination or prophylaxis is required to holiday in Italy. To transport medicines by plane, you need to be in possession of a medical certificate or prescription dated no more than 30 days before the date of travel, complete with the patient’s data, the pathology and the treatment prescribed.
Foreign citizens visiting Lombardy for diverse reasons are entitled to healthcare assistance, either in public facilities or affiliated private clinics.
In emergencies, healthcare is also guaranteed at the casualty departments of hospitals. For more information on emergencies, please consult the Useful Numbers section. For information on how to access services, please consult the website of Regione Lombardia (the Regional Authority of Lombardy.
January 1: New Year
6 January: Epiphany
Easter: may fall on a sunday between March 22nd to April 25th
Easter Monday: Monday after Easter
April 25: Liberation Day
May 1: Labor Day
June 2: Republic Day
August 15: Assumption of Mary
November 1: All Saints
December 8: Immaculate Conception
December 25th: Christmas
December 26: Saint Stephen Day