ATMs are widely available (daily cash withdrawal limit €250). Major hotels and restaurants usually accept credit cards, but at some smaller places it's cash only.

Currency

  • Sardinia’s unit of currency is the euro (€), which is divided into 100 cents.
  • Coin denominations are one, two, five, 10, 20 and 50 cents and €1 and €2. The euro notes come in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.
  • Exchange money in banks, post offices and exchange offices.
  • Banks generally offer the best rates, but shop around as rates tend to fluctuate considerably.
  • Credit cards are not always accepted, especially in many B&Bs, cheaper trattorias and other smaller establishments, so bring enough cash.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1€0.66
CanadaC$1€0.66
Japan¥100€0.80
NZNZ$1€0.63
UKUK£1€1.14
USUS$1€0.89

For current exchange rates see www.xe.com.

Tipping

  • Hotels €1 to €1.50 per bag is standard; €1 per day for cleaning staff.
  • Bars Round up to the nearest euro.
  • Restaurants If service isn't included, give a euro or two in pizzerias, 10% in restaurants.
  • Taxis Optional, but most people round up to the nearest euro.