ATMs are widely available and credit cards are universally accepted. To change money, you’ll need to present your passport ID.

Credit Cards

Visa and MasterCard are among the most widely recognised, but others such as Cirrus and Maestro are also accepted. American Express and Diners Club are not universally accepted, so check in advance.


Tipping is not generally expected nor demanded in Italy as it is in some other countries. This said, a discretionary tip for good service is appreciated in some circumstances. Use the following as a guide:

  • Top-end hotel Tip at least €2, for porter, maid or room service.
  • Restaurant If service isn’t included on the bill, leave a 10% to 15% tip.
  • Bar Most Italians just leave small change (€0.10 to €0.20 is fine).
  • Taxi Not normal practice, although locals usually round up to the nearest euro.