From the Galilean hills to the green valleys and the rocky cliffs of the Judean desert, from the worldly and modern Tel Aviv to the sacred and spiritual Jerusalem, an open-air museum of three thousand years of history. Israel is the Holy Land, sacred to the three major monotheistic religions in the world. The Middle East crossroads of the several different civilizations, Israel is all this and much more.
Israel is located in the Middle East, it overlooks the Mediterranean and borders with Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and also with the Gaza Strip and the West Bank that has elected Jerusalem its capital, a decision, however, not recognized by the international community. Most of the embassies (including the Italian) are located in Tel Aviv.
Israel surface is 22.072 km2 ;
Languages: Hebrew, Arabic. English and Russian are widely spoken.
The population amounts to 7.500.000 inhabitants (2010),
Religions : 76% Jewish and 24% Arab Muslim with a small Christian minority.
Timezone:+2 hour compared to GMT (London time)..
Currency: New Israeli Shekel (NIS)
Country code for Uk: 0044
Documents required for entry into the country: an individual passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry No entry visa is required for Italian citizens for stays up to 90 days