Alternate Name: Firenze

Passport/Visa Requirements: US citizens only need a valid passport for stays of less than 3 months.

Population: 682,000

Languages: Italian, but English is widely spoken.

Predominant Religion: Roman Catholic

Time Zone: 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Voltage Requirements: 220 volts

Phone codes: 39, country code; 055, city code.