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Visas | Currency | Banks and Exchange | Electricity


Visas are not required for visitors from most of Europe, the US, Japan and South America. For all other countries, visas are issued on a reciprocal basis. However, it is advisable to contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate. On request, a formal letter of invitation can be issued by the professional organizer.


The official currency in Italy is the Italian Lira.
Exchange rate: Lire 1936.27 = Euro 1.00

Banks and Exchange

Banks are open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Money can also be changed at the airport, in exchange desks located across the city and at the main railway station (Termini) on Saturdays and Sundays. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept foreign currency and major credit cards. ATMs are located throughout the city.


The electricity supply is 220 volts, 50 Hz. Foreign appliances may require an adapter.

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