Best VPNs for Italy
Italy remains a mixed proposition for internet users. On one hand, there is open access to social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, streaming services are largely unprohibited and filtering exists to remove obscene pornographic material from general search. On the other, frameworks exist to restrict Italian internet users access to P2P sharing sites and software, and legal tools exist to continually monitor the social media networks for any material that may implicate the government or government officials in scandal. WiFi proliferation is nationally low due to restrictive laws subjecting potential WiFi points to apply for local police permission whereby the interested party must provide a complete identification document. A VPN is suggested for Italian users requiring private social media usage, as well as those wishing to connect to the limit number of public WiFi spots. Italy has a number of VPN servers located within its borders and this, along with established localised infrastructure and a number of relatively open neighbouring internet networks should provide VPN users with sufficient speed to stream any geolocked services, such as BBC IPlayer. As ever, we would always suggest our users utilise a VPN for any secure file transfers when operating in a country with potentially compromised network connectivity.
We have completed a number of tests that rate VPN providers on several criteria so we can cater our recommendations specifically for Italian VPN users. For your ease of use, I have compiled the best VPNs for Italian users in the table below. If you are interested in reading the reviews on each provider I highly recommend browsing the extensive review section.
The VPNs listed below are also recommended as good all rounders. None of the below do any deep logging of their users, so your activity is completely anonymous. They also turn a blind eye to file sharing and torrenting, so they are suitable for filesharing. Finally, they all offer multi platform, so they also suit mobile, tablet and desktop users.