Here you will find important tips and useful information for Italy.
in Euro (EUR)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in euro (EUR)
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
EUR 1 = ~ CHF 0.96 ; CHF 1 = ~ EUR 1.04 (09/2022)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Cash withdrawals often only with a PIN four digit possible.
At this time travelers are advised not to withdraw cash from ATMs operated by UniCredit Banca
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
+/- 0 h
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
8.30 - 13.30 h and 15.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h and 15.30 - 19.30 h (Mon - Sat); opening hours vary by region
English, German and French
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Valid ID card or passport expired less than 5 years for stays up to 3 months.
Rom, Via Barnaba Oriani 61
Tel. +39 06 809 571
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
CH sticker, bright signal jacket and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
Beware of purse snatching, pick pocketing and auto break-ins.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
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