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EMBASSY/CONSULATE ADDRESSES

Diplomatic Representation in US:
Ambassador: Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata
Embassy: 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Telephone: [1] (202) 612-4400
FAX: [1] (202) 518-2154


US Diplomatic Representation:
Ambassador: David Thorne
Embassy: Via Veneto 119/A, 00187-Rome
Mailing Address: PSC 59, Box 100, Rome; APO AE 09624
Telephone: [39] 06-4674-1
Fax: [39] 06-4882-672 or 06-4674-2356

Consulate(s) are in:
Detroit
1840 Buhl Building, 535 Griswold,
Detroit, MI 48226.
(313) 963-8560
Consulate(s) General are in:
Los Angeles
12400 Wilshire Bl., Suite 300,
Los Angeles, CA 90025.
(310) 826-5988

San Francisco
2590 Webster St.,
San Francisco, CA 94115.
(415) 931-4924

Miami
Interterra Building, 1200 Brickell Av., 8th Floor,
Miami, FL 33131.
(305) 374-6322

Chicago
500 N. Michigan Av., Suite 1850,
Chicago, IL 60611.
(312) 467-1550

Boston
100 Boylston St., Suite 900,
Boston, MA 02116.
(617) 542-0483

New York
690 Park Av.,
New York, NY 10021.
(212) 737-9100

Philadelphia
1026 Public Ledger Building, 100 S. 6th St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19106.
(215) 592-1218

Houston
1300 Post Oak Bl., Suite 660,
Houston, TX 77056.
(713) 850-7520


Embassy and Consulate Web Sites for Italy
U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy
Embassy of Italy - Washington, D.C.


FOREIGN RELATIONS

U.S.-ITALY RELATIONS

The United States established diplomatic relations with Italy in 1861 following the unification of most of the peninsula into one state. In 1941, Italy - with the other World War II Axis powers Germany and Japan - declared war on the United States. U.S. relations with Italy were reestablished in 1944. Today, the United States and Italy enjoy warm and friendly relations. Italy is a strong and active transatlantic partner. The two countries have sought to foster democratic ideals and international cooperation, especially in areas of strife and civil conflict. 

The United States and Italy are North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and cooperate in the United Nations, in various regional organizations, and bilaterally for peace, prosperity, and security. Italy has worked closely with the United States and others on such issues as NATO and UN operations; assistance to Russia and the New Independent States; Lebanon; Libya; Syria; Afghanistan; the Middle East peace process; Somalia and Mozambique peacekeeping; and combating drug trafficking, trafficking in women and children, and counterterrorism. Under bilateral agreements flowing from NATO membership, Italy hosts U.S. military forces at Vicenza and Livorno (army); Aviano (air force); and Sigonella, Gaeta, and Naples - home port for the U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet. Italy hosts the NATO Defense College in Rome. 

U.S. Assistance to Italy
The United States provides no development assistance to Italy. 

Bilateral Economic Relations
The United States and Italy cooperate closely on major economic issues, including within the G-8. The United States is one of Italy's most important trade partners. As a member of the European Union (EU), Italy is bound by EU treaties and laws, including those directly governing or indirectly impacting business investments. Under both the EU treaty’s Right of Establishment, and the Friendship, Commerce and Navigation Treaty with the United States, Italy is generally obliged to provide national treatment to U.S. investors established in Italy or in another EU member state. The two countries have enacted an income tax agreement to prevent double taxation. 

Italy's Membership in International Organizations
Italy and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, G-20, G-8, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization. Italy also is an observer to the Organization of American States. 

Bilateral Representation
The U.S. Ambassador to Italy is David Thorne; other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department's Key Officers List

Italy maintains an embassy in the United States at 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008 (tel. 202-612-4400). 

More information about Italy is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here: 

Department of State Italy Country Page
U.S. Embassy to Italy
CIA World Factbook Italy Page
History of U.S. Relations With Italy
Investment Climate Statement for Italy
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics: Italy
Export.gov U.S. Commercial Service in Italy
Travel and Business Information
Human Rights Reports
International Religious Freedom Reports
Trafficking in Persons Reports
Narcotics Control Reports - Drug & Chemical Control
Narcotics Control Reports - Money Laundering & Financial Crimes


TRAVEL ADVISORIES

To obtain the latest Travel Advisory Information for Italy check the U.S. State Department Consular Information Sheet.


TRAVEL TIPS

Driving U.S Driving Permit and International Driving Permit are mandatory
Currency (EUR) Euro
Electrical 230 Volts
Telephones Country Code 39, City Code Rome 6, Venice 41, Pisa 50, Naples 81



Climate/Clothing
Spring and Fall: 55 - 75°F; Summer: 70 - 85°F; Winter: 40 - 55°F.
Bring comfortable shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather coat. On the cruises, informal dress is the general rule but there may be some occasions were formal dress is required. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts or sleeveless tops).
Italy Average Seasonal Temperatures & Precipitation

Language
Italian is the local language. Limited English is generally spoken as well.

Currency
The lira is the currency of Italy.
The euro, the new European currency, has become the official currency of 11 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain & Greece.

Electricity
The voltage used is 220 volts (the U.S. uses 120 volts). You can purchase a converter at most hardware stores.


CUSTOMS/DUTIES

Cameras............................................1 still/ 1 movie camera

Film...................................................reasonable for personal use

Gifts..................................................no duty free allowance

Currency............................................must be declared on arrival

Passengers of 17 years of age arriving from eu countries with duty paid goods:

Tobacco............................................800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1000 grams of tobacco

Liquor...............................................90 litres of wine (including 60 litres of sparkling wine); 10 litres of spirits over 22% volume; 20 litres of intermediate products (such as fortified wine) under 22% volume; 110 litres of beer

Other goods......................................up to a value of itl 500000

Passengers over 17 years of age from other countries, or from eu countries with goods bought duty-free

Tobacco............................................200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco

Liquor...............................................750ml of spirits (over 22% proof) or 2 litres of fortified or sparkling wine

Perfume............................................60 grams of perfume and 250 ml of eau de toilette

Other goods......................................500 grams of coffee or 200 grams of coffee extracts; 100 grams of tea or 40 grams of tea extracts

Note:................................................other there are no legal limits imposed on importing duty-paid tobacco and alcoholic product from one eu country to another, travellers must be questioned at customs if they exceed the above amounts and may be asked to prove that the good are for personal use only.



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