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Italy is a country that captures your heart. Whether you have a love of stunning architecture, archaeological wonders, fantastic food, world famous fashion or a laid back pace of life, Italy offers so much and more! Here we will outline travel insurance for holidays in Italy, plus a background on Italy itself.

One of the most fabulous things about Italy is its diversity! From Rome and the magical atmosphere reflecting the thousands of years of history this city has seen; Venice and the truly unique experience of exploring a city connected by canals; to Florence and its Renaissance splendour and fashionista credentials, there is truly something for everyone’s taste and that’s before we’ve even discussed the food!

Italy has just much to see outside of its cities whether it’s the rolling Tuscan hills and vineyards or the beautiful Amalfi coast, the choices are endless. With Italy the more you explore the more you fall in love, whether it’s a secluded beach with crystal clear waters or a rustic village with the best pasta you’ve ever tasted!

The country may seem familiar with its exports of food, fashion and art being a major part of our every day lives but travel insurance for Italy is still essential. Although Italy is in Europe and therefore covered under the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) it is important to note that this is not an alternative to travel insurance.

Travel insurance for Italy covers other medical costs that the EHIC will not, such as paying for your return journey if illness delays you, or covering your personal contributions towards treatment. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or the cost of things such as mountain rescue in ski resorts, repatriation to the UK or lost or stolen property.

Getting a policy that covers you out on the slopes is one of the key selling points of travel insurance for Italy. We know many different elements need to be available as part of a winter sports insurance policy and have created three levels of cover to give you the peace of mind that you need. Everything from cover for the smallest mishaps on teaching slopes all the way up to policies that give you a safety blanket for off-piste skiing and bobsledding are here.

Another exciting way to explore this oblong of a country is to do so on two wheels. There’s nothing quite like negotiating the beautiful coastline with wind whipping through your hair and, as such, taking a cycling touring holiday through Italy is one of the single best ways to see the entire nation. For countries like Italy, where cars drive on the other side of the road, an insurance policy is crucial.

There are different levels of cover for this different types of cycling pursuits so make sure you have the correct travel insurance for Italy. Whilst the medical cover is a standard feature of all policies, specialist cycling policies also provide coverage for your bicycle and equipment so that if anything is stolen or irreparably damaged it can be easily replaced.

It’s important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy for Italy. With your insurance covered you’re able to truly embrace the laid back, slow paced Italian way of living allowing you to fall in love with this beautiful country just that little bit more!

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