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Key facts about Italy

Italy shares land borders with France, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and also with the microstates of Vatican City and San Marino.

Italy is founding member of the EU (then EEC) since 1958.

It has a population of approximately 60 million people. The capital city is Rome that has a population of approximately 2.8 million inhabitants.

Italy is part of the Schengen Zone.

The currency is the Euro (Eur)

The international dialling code can be found here

The top exports of Italy are Precision Machinery, Metals and Metal Products Clothing and Footwear and Motor Vehicles including Motorcycles & Scooters

The top imports of Italy are Cars, Crude Petroleum, Packaged Medications and Vehicle Parts.

Useful Links


Embassy information for Italy

World Bank

A detailed breakdown by the World Bank for doing business in Italy. The report includes Economy Profile, Starting a Business, Construction Permits, Getting Credit, Protecting Minor Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Borders, Labour Market Regulations and more.

Sea Port

Details of sea ports from


Details of Italian airports

Tax & VAT

Tax & VAT details

Enterprise Ireland in Italy
SME United

Details of local SME organisations

Map of Italy