It’ll come as no surprise that Italians all speak Italian. Many also speak English and one or more other languages.
- TRAVELLERS CHECKS
Most shops in major Italian cities and tourist areas accept traveller checks.
- TAX REFUND FOR PURCHASES MADE IN ITALY BY NON-RESIDENT VISITORS
According to European Union (EU) regulations, as a non-resident visitor, you can claim a refund for the Value Added Tax (VAT) on all goods purchased in Italy and intended for personal use or be given as a gift.
- MONEY BELT
As in any other place in the world, there may be a risk of pickpockets when travelling on crowded buses or subways and at tourist sites.
- GENERAL DELIVERY SERVICE
Mail can be addressed c/o Post Office by adding “FERMO POSTA” after the name of the town.
The current in Italy is 220V, 50Hz so you’ll need to bring or purchase a transformer for standard 110V North American appliances.