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Money and costs

Currency
Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated September 21, 2017 2:23PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€100
  • Dorm bed: €20–35
  • Double room in a budget hotel: €60–130
  • Pizza or pasta: €6–12
Midrange
€100–250
  • Double room in a hotel: €110–200
  • Local restaurant dinner: €25–45
  • Admission to museum: €4–15
Top end (more than)
€250
  • Double room in a four- or five-star hotel: €200 plus
  • Top restaurant dinner: €45–150
  • Opera ticket: €40–210

ATMs are widespread in Italy. Major credit cards are widely accepted, but some smaller shops, trattorias and hotels might not take them.

Tipping

Italians are not big tippers. Use the following as a rough guide:

Taxis Optional, but most people round up to the nearest euro.

Hotels Tip porters about €5 at high-end hotels.

Restaurants Service (servizio) is generally included in restaurants – if it's not, a euro or two is fine in pizzerias, 10% in restaurants.

Bars Optional, though many Italians leave small change on the bar when ordering coffee (usually €0.10 per coffee). If drinks are brought to your table, a small tip is generally appreciated.