Italy's currency is the Euro (€). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, at the post office or in exchange offices (cambios). Best rates are usually offered by banks and post offices.
Traveler's checks are widely accepted - for best rates checks in Euros, US dollars or Britsh pounds are recommended.
Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club) are widely accepted, with exception of Italy's rural regions, where many small establishments like local stores or restaurants would only take cash.
Banking hours are usually Mon - Fri 8:30am - 1:30pm and 3:00pm - 4:00pm.
A value-added tax (VAT) of approximately 20% is included in the price of most of the purchased goods in Italy. Provided that the purchase was made in the affiliated retail outlets that display "tax free for tourists" sign and the purchase amount is at least €155, non-EU residents may claim a tax refund when exiting the country.
Current Euro Rates
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