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The currency in Italy is the euro. Each euro is divided into 100 cents.

When you’re buying currency for Italy, look out for the currency code EUR. And once you’re in Italy, you’ll see the symbol € used to show prices.

You’ll find Euro banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 - although the 200 and 500 EUR notes are seldom used. There are also 1 and 2 euro coins.

Cents come in coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50.


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Tips for exchanging currency in Italy.


Familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.The mid-market rate is the true exchange rate - with no sneaky hidden fees. Use an online currency converter before your trip to get a feel for what your money is worth and make sure you get a fair rate when you buy your travel money.Convert GBP to EUR >
Choose to be charged in Italy currency when withdrawing from ATMs.Being offered to pay in your own currency at an ATM is a sneaky trick and causes many travellers to pay more than they need to. Always choose to pay in the local currency - in this case, euro - to cut your costs and get the best rates available.
Avoid changing currency at airports or hotels.Currency exchange desks at airports and hotels often markup the exchange rates they use, and may charge hidden fees. Avoid this expensive option whenever you can.
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Paying by credit or debit card in Italy

If you're in a major town or city, paying by credit or debit card should pose no problem.

However if you're adventuring deep into the countryside, check if card payments are possible before you sit down to your plate of pasta.

ATMs in Italy

Cash machines are called Bancomat in Italy - and can be found easily in Italian cities and towns.

Smaller and more rural towns and villages may not have ATM services available, though, so keep cash handy when in remote areas. Most ATMs will have a withdrawal limit of around EUR250.

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Convert GBP to euro


Use our currency converter to see how much your money is worth in euro and familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.


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Italian currency FAQs.


What is the currency in Rome?
The currency in Rome is the euro. Each euro is divided into 100 cents. When you’re in Italy you’ll see the symbol € written down in shops and on menus, and the currency code EUR used in exchange offices.


What was the former currency of Italy?
Italy entered the Eurozone in 2002. Before adopting the euro, the official currency in Italy was the lira.


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