Italian citizens need to go to the Chinese Visa Application Service Center, but not the China embassy to apply for a China visa, which will be used to apply for a Tibet Entry Permit. All the destinations for a Tibet tour should be listed on the permit.
The Center’s address is Viale Regina Margherita, 279, 00198 Roma RM, Italy. Its office hours are between 9:00 and 15:00, Monday to Friday. It will be closed during weekends and public holidays. Their telephone number is +39 06 4425 0240. Based on our customers’ experience, sometimes there is nobody answering the phone, so you may need to try several times.
A tour to Tibet from Italy starts from booking a flight to China mainland. At present, tourists in Italy could fly from Rome or Milan to China. The cheapest flight from Rome to China, which only costs around 350 USD, is operated by China Southern Airlines. Its final destination is Shanghai. And the cheapest flights from Milan to China, which only costs around 400 USD, is operated by Hahn Air System. Its final destination is Beijing. It takes around 30 hours to fly Rome to China, while only 19 hours from Milan to China. There are flights and trains from both Shanghai and Beijing to Tibet.
The prices of flights fluctuate drastically in different months, please contact us to get the up-to-date prices. We could also arrange Tibet Entry Permit and trains to Tibet from major cities in China mainland for you.
The Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are very popular tourist attractions in Tibet. For most tourists from Italy, April, May, June, September and October are the best five months for attending a Kailash Manasarovar tour. During this time, you could enjoy the continuous good weather and comfortable climates, and admire the most beautiful sceneries. Beside Mount Kailash, these five months are also the best time to see sunrise in the Mount Everest Base Camp.
If Italian tourists don’t have time to visit the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar during these five months, July and August can be their second options. Although these two months are rainy season, the temperature is good for taking a tour and the sceneries are beautiful.