‘Thou Paradise of Exiles, Italy!’—Percy Bysse Shelley
Citizens of the EU and US-passport holders do not require a visa or residence permit to visit Italy, and a permesso di soggiorno is no longer necessary if you stay longer than three months.
Nationals of other countries should consult their local Italian consulate concerning the documentation they need. As the regulations tend to change in line with EU directives, it is as well to check up on the prevailing requirements.
Until recently, ...