Currency and credit card

In Italy, the use of credit cards is common but not as much as in other countries other counties. Especially in small towns you might have some difficulties if you want to use it.
This is why our advice is to always bring with you a little bit of cash.

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The Euro is the currency adopted by 19 of the 27 countries part of the EU the European Union, including Italy.
There are seven banknote denominations (5,10,20,50,100,200,500) and eight different coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 and 2 euro)

Using the converter below you can get an idea of the current change.

Remember to absolutely avoid the currency exchange kiosks that are usually found at airports and in Italian cities. Instead, you can change your cash at good rates by going to any bank or post office.

Another very interesting possibility is to use the portal Ria. Here you can book the currency exchange online, and then pay and collect the currencies at an official Ria Store. The applied exchange rates have competitive rates and there are no additional commissions.