Italian currency and banking services
- Domestic Currency: Euro
- ISO Code: EUR
- To Obtain Domestic Currency: those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureau de change. ATMs are widespread. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.
- Possible Means of Payment: You can pay in cash or with a credit card. All major credit and debit cards are accepted in Italy, this payment system is common in Italian shops, which generally display the symbols of the credit cards they accept on the outside door. If you pay by credit card you will be asked to show an identity document.
- GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Electrical standards and measurement systems
- System of Measurement Used: Metric system
- Unit of Measurement of Temperature: Degrees Celsius (°C)
o Voltage: 230 V
o Frequency: 50 Hz
o Type of Electric Socket: C, F & L
o Type of Telephone Socket: Italian (2 types), US RJ-11
o DVD Zoning: Zone 2
Useful telephone numbers
Country Code: Italy telephone country code: +39.
Buses – CTT Pisa / CPT : 800 570 530 or https://pisa.cttnord.it/
Trains – Trenitalia (Railway company): 89 20 21 or http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en
Trains – Italo (Railway company): 06 07 08 or https://www.italotreno.it/en
Pisa International Airport: +39 050.849.300 or https://www.pisa-airport.com/en/
Taxi: COTAPI RadioTaxi, +39 050 541600 or http://www.cotapi.it/en/
112 – The Pan-European Emergency Number
113 – For all emergencies
115 – Fire Department
116 – A.C.I. (Italian Automobile Club) road assistance
118 – For Medical Emergencies