Italy is part of Europe with capital at Rome. Official language is Italian. Italy uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.
💱 Currencies Used
Italy uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines (local name: bancomat) are very common in Italy. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Italy is on average 7.4 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Italy is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about €7.62, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: 3 (Tre), Iliad, TIM, Vodafone or Wind.
Italy uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Italy upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Italy, dial +, then 39 (the country code for Italy), then the area code and the local number.
For local calls within Italy, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 02 .
Italy uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type F and Type L.
🛣️ Road rules
In Italy you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 50-70 km/h (31-43 mph) in all built-up areas and 70-90 km/h (43-55 mph) on undivided highways.