Embassy in India
New Delhi50 E, Chandragupta Marg
Monday To Friday: 9.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M. , 1.30 P.M. to 5.30 P.M.
Phone : +91-11-2611 4355, 2611 4359, 2611 4353 (O)
Fax : +91-11-2687 3889
Indian Embassy in
ITALYVia XX Settembre, 5
00187 Rome (Italy)
Working Hours of Consular Section :
• Receipt Passports and other Misc.
Consular Services - 09.30-11.00 hrs/ Visas (Individual) - 14.00-15.30 hrs
• Delivery - 17.00 to 17.30 hrs
Phone : +39 06 4884642 to 5
Fax : +39 06 4819539
Email : gen.email@indianembassy and consulate.it , amb.office@indianembassy and consulate.it (Ambassador) , admin.wing@indianembassy and consulate.it (HoC) , cons.wing@indianembassy and consulate.it (Consular Section)
and largest city
|Currency||Euro (€) (EUR)|
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|ISO 3166 code||IT|
Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s "David" and Brunelleschi's Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.
Italy is the world’s ninth biggest economy. Its economic structure relies mainly on services and manufacturing. The services sector accounts for almost three quarters of total GDP and employs around 65% of the country’s total employed people. Within the service sector, the most important contributors are the wholesale, retail sales and transportation sectors. Industry accounts for a quarter of Italy’s total production and employs around 30% of the total workforce. Manufacturing is the most important sub-sector within the industry sector. The country’s manufacturing is specialized in high-quality goods and is mainly run by small- and medium-sized enterprises. Most of them are family-owned enterprises. Agriculture contributes the remaining share of total GDP.
The country is divided into a highly-industrialized and developed northern part, where approximately 75% of the nation’s wealth is produced; and a less-developed, more agriculture-depended southern part.
Italy has a variety of natural resources such as coal, zinc, potash, marble, barite, pumice, asbestos, fluorspar, mercury, feldspar, pyrite, natural gas and crude oil reserves. The Italian government has complete control of its mineral industry Other mineral deposits include lead, manganese, zinc, mercury, and bauxite. Many of these deposits are on the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Italy is rich in various types of building stone, notably marble. The coastal waters of Italy teem with fishes, of which sardine, tuna, and anchovy have the greatest commercial importance. Freshwater fishes include eels and trout.
Italian higher education is structured in a binary system, consisting of two main articulations:
- the university sector
- the non-university sector.
Higher education in Italy is mainly covered by universities and superior graduate schools, with almost no professional or vocational school following the secondary education. This is considered a weak point of the Italian post-secondary education. However, Italian system provides a few vocational schools and courses. There are two main vocational paths after having obtained a secondary degree: those courses called "Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Superiore" (IFTS; "Higher technical training and education"), and the "Istituti Tecnici Superiori" (ITS; "Higher technical institutes").
Italy is the fifth most visited country in international tourism arrivals. People mainly visit Italy for its rich art, cuisine, history, fashion and culture, its beautiful coastline and beaches, its mountains, and priceless ancient monuments. Italy also contains more World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world.
In addition, a variety of festivals, lively markets, vibrant lifestyle, and traditional Indian hospitality, will make your experience as an india tourist truly unforgettable and fantastic. Travel through the lovely Indian states and discover closely the resplendent colors and rich cultural locales of this incredible land.
With its hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters, Italyexperiences a mediterranean climate. Winters in Italy are cool and humid in the north and the mountainous zone. Sometimes cold air from northern Europe can spread south into Italy, bring snow to most mountains, while the coasts are kept warm by the high sea temperatures.
Light T-shirts and cotton clothes are recommended for the summer, while warmer clothes are necessary for the winter.