The euro is Italy's currency. The seven euro notes come in denominations of €500, €200, €100, €50, €20, €10 and €5. The eight euro coins are in denominations of €2 and €1, and 50, 20, 10, five, two and one cents.
Tipping is customary in restaurants, but optional elsewhere.
Taxis Optional, but most people round up to the nearest euro.
Restaurants Most restaurants have a cover charge (coperto), usually €2 to €3. Some also include a service charge (servizio) of 10% to 15%. If service isn't included a small tip is appropriate.
Bars Italians usually leave small change on the bar when ordering coffee. If drinks are brought to your table, tip as you would in a restaurant.