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Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Italy in TelAviv
Embassy of Italy

New website for foreign students who want to study in Italy: UniversItaly
New website on Italian research and innovation: ResearchItaly
► Start of pre-enrollment at Italian universities for 2014/2015 

How to contact the Embassy

Trade Tower
25, Hamered Street
68125 Tel Aviv (Israel)

opening schedule
From Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.00.
The Embassy is closed on these festivities

telephone and fax
Operator (during opening times): +972(0)3 510 4004.
Fax: +972 3 5100235.

General information:
Economic and Commercial Office:
Consular Chancery:
Visa Section:
Cultural Section:
Press Office:
Certified e-mail:

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When the Embassy is closed and in case of proven emergency for Italian citizens it is possible to contact the Embassy's emergency number: +972 (0)54 495 3862.

Visiting Italy

For tourist information on Italy, travel ideas and updated news on the main destinations, visit the official website
Tourism in Italy.
► Plan your vacation in Italy with Touring Club!
► The main Italian cities have recently created Limited Traffic Zones (LTZ). To avoid tickets tourists are advised to verify in advance the regulations applied by the municipalities they intend to visit (cities of
Rome, Milan, Florence).

Visiting Israel

Italian citizens wanting to visit
Israel do not normally need entry visa. For more information please visit the website of the
Embassy of the State of Israel in Rome.
Italian travelers are advised to consult the
Viaggiare Sicuri website maintained by the Crisis Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to the departure. Also, Italian travelers are advised to register their journey in the website Dove Siamo nel Mondo.

Italian Business Desk

The Italian Business Desk includes the Economic and Commercial Office, the Scientific Office, the
Italian-Israeli Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It operates in synergy with the Italian Trade Promotion Agency.
The Business Desk is located on the eighth floor of the
Trade Tower, Hamered 25, Tel Aviv and it can be contacted via e-mail at
For information on economic, commercial and scientific events visit
Italian Embassy Events in Israel.
ResearchItaly: a new website devoted to Italian research and innovation.

Consular information

elections 2013
For information on how Italian citizens residing abroad can vote for the Italian 2013 elections, please visit regularly the "News and announcements" section of this webpage and the website of the
Italian Ministry of Interior (information might be available only in Italian).

provision of consular services
The Consular Chancery of the Embassy of Italy is open from Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 12.00. Consular services are provided by appointment only. Appointments are exclusively arranged trough the dedicated
on-line procedure.

consular services
For general information on requirements and procedures for the different consular services please visit the website of the Italian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italian only). For information on the specific procedures in place at the Embassy of Italy in Tel Aviv, please visit Consular Services.
► To simplify communication and the provision of consular services, and in view of the new "On-Line Consular Services" platform, Italian citizens are encouraged to submit their e-mail address to

italian community
Over 12.000 Italian citizens reside in Israel. They are represented by the Comitato degli Italiani all'Estero (Comites) elected in 2004 as per Legge 286/2003. Adv. Beniamino Lazar is Comites' President. Comites is the main body representing the Italian community in interacting with the Embassy of Italy in Tel Aviv. For information please contact Comites at
The Italian Synagogue in Jerusalem and the Museum of Italian Jewish Art, both run by the Hevrat Yehude’ Italia, are the meeting point for the Italian community of Israel.   
The Italian community’s quarterly newsletter, Kol HaItalkim, is mailed free of charge to all the subscribers. For information, contact the editorial office.

university students
Every year, hundreds of Israeli students choose to attend Italian universities. For information on attending university in Italy and on how to obtain the necessary entry visa, please visit Universitaly.
UniversItaly: a new website for foreign students who want to study in Italy.

Consular offices are regulated by Decreto Legislativo 3/2/2011 n. 71 (Italian only).

Language and culture

The Italian Cultural Institutes of
Tel Aviv and Haifa offer a venue for intellectuals, artists, cultural operators and Italian and foreign citizens to explore and enjoy Italian language and culture. The Cultural Institutes are very active through a wide range of promotion activities and initiatives in the field of language and cultural cooperation.
Vote your favorite spot in Italy through the initiative "Places I Love In Italy".
Scholarships for post-graduate studies in Italy in
► Start of pre-enrollment at Italian universities for 2014/2015

11/04/2014 – Message of condolences of the Ambassador of Italy for the death of Mr Ron Pundak
I have learnt with deep sorrow of the passing away of Mr. Ron Pundak. His example of generous and steadfast commitment to the State of Israel and to the cause of peace is a light to many, in particular in these times, and his legacy will live in the >>>
10/3/2014 – Farnesina and Touring Club: in the world for Italy
On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of Italian Touring Club (1894-2014), the “Farnesina and Touring Club: in the world for >>
13/02/2014 - Beginning of pre-enrollment for all graduate courses for foreign students at universities and AFAM institutions for the academic year 2014/2015, and the bringing forward of the dates for tests and admission exams for graduate courses with nationally predisposed admission numbers
We inform that the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) has published on-line the decree n.85 from February 5, 2014, with its attachments. For the academic year 2014/2015, this decree brings forward the dates and sets the procedures >>>
07/02/2014 – Ratification of the Agreement between Italy and Israel on Social Security
In its session of February 6th 2014, following a motion by Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, the Italian Government has approved the Agreement between Italy and Israel on Social Security, made in >>
30/07/2013 – Validity of travel documents for entry in the Schengen space by third Countries nationals.
UE Regulation no. 610/2013 establishes that third Countries' nationals who are exempted of visa requirement and intend to stay in member States' territories for less than 90 days over a period of 180 days must be in possess of a travel document with >>>
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