This beautiful boot-shaped peninsula attracts over 46 million tourists each year. People from all over the globe visit again and again for magic only Italy can deliver. Italians are extremely kind and patient, unless they’re driving, much like us Malaysians. This country truly has it all; from the most beautifully diverse landscapes to the world’s greatest hoard of art treasures, on display in spectacular cities and buildings. Last but not least, regarded by many as the most important item of all on the tourism menu for Italy, is the delicious and authentic Italian cuisine.
If you are looking for an action-packed holiday, there’s no better place than one of the busiest metropolitan cities in the country, Naples. It has a lively atmosphere filled with stores, restaurants and nightlife spots. Pizza, spaghetti and parmigiana all originated here so you can be sure of delicious, fresh and locally produced food. For a taste of luxury head to Milan for some shopping, regarded as a mega fashion center, it is jam-packed with designer stores. Another city to see is Venice, uniquely built upon a lagoon surrounded by the Adriatic Sea. It is an archipelago of 118 islands, all connected by hundreds of beautiful bridges and scenic canals. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the majestic Saint Mark’s Square and Basilica and take a gondola ride along one of the many canals. If all you want to do is just relax and chill, then there are a number of places where you can lay on the beach and bask in the sun.
In Italy dinner is most often between 7.30pm to 9.00pm, so trying to get into a restaurant anytime before that will be difficult. It is advisable to call for a reservation and dress up for dinner, as that will be appreciated. When you are at a restaurant, you will need to ask for the check, as it won’t be brought to you. Just say “il conto” for the bill when you are ready to leave. Bread is not meant to be eaten with your pasta, instead use it to “fare la scarpetta” or make a little shoe to clean your plate of sauce. Much like how we use our ‘roti canai’ to soak up curry! Many stores close down during the afternoon from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, especially outside the city center, as Italians go home to enjoy lunch as a family and relax. As for travel within the city, you will need to call for a taxi or wait at the taxi stand since you can’t hail a cab on a street in Italy. To make things easier, learn a few words and common phrases like “Parla l’Ingles?” (Do you speak English?) when trying to converse with the locals.
As important as your visa is when you travel, it is highly advisable to acquire a comprehensive travel insurance plan like AIG’s. Keep your worries and concerns at bay, and travel with peace of mind. AIG travel insurance to Italy is an inclusive plan that gives you security and protection through inconveniences such as delayed flights, lost or damaged luggage and more. Since good health is vital to be able to enjoy your trip, our insurance also includes medical coverage so we can ‘Jaga’ you if you fall sick in Italy. All it takes is a few clicks to get an instant quote and you’ll be well on your way to your epic Italian getaway, worry-free.
We understand that our consumers are busy so we have taken steps to make buying travel insurance for Italy as easy and fast as possible. To ensure safe travels, get a quick quote and make an instant purchase online. You will be protected by an all-inclusive insurance plan that will address various unforeseen mishaps that could potentially happen during your travels in Italy. From as low as RM45, you will not have fears about unnecessary expenses as all costs will easily be reimbursed for reasons covered by our policy. We are here for you 24/7, so put your travel anxieties aside and enjoy your incredible Italian escape. We have you covered.
Our benefits include:
Besides overseas emergency medical expenses, medical evacuation costs and personal accident coverage, AIG will provide cover if you are forced to cancel or cut short your trip for reasons covered under our policy. Any flight departure delays, baggage delays, baggage damage or loss, personal items damage or loss due to theft or negligence by service providers, AIG will cover for you.
AIG will reimburse you for non-refundable expenses incurred if your trip to Italy is cancelled due to specific events, within 60 days before your departure date.
If you experience travel inconveniences such as delays, loss or damage to your personal belongings, including your checked-in baggage, you will be covered by AIG.
Depending on the plan and product purchased, AIG will cover up to unlimited medical expenses and up to RM 500,000 for personal accidents in Italy. Our travel assistance team is on call by phone 24/7 to assist you in any emergency situation, ensuring that you receive appropriate medical care in Italy.
If natural disasters occur in Italy such as earthquakes, floods or avalanches, AIG will pay for expenses caused by these travel inconveniences.
Our 24-hour Emergency Assistance Team delivers fast and efficient aid if you are injured during an accident or if you are ill, requiring hospitalization in Italy.
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