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Italy general information:

CAPITAL
Rome (Roma)

TIME
Italy is one hour ahead of London, six hours ahead of New York (Eastern Standard Time), nine hours ahead of Los Angeles. The clocks are put forward one hour in spring and back one hour in the fall (like Daylight Savings Time).

LANGUAGE
Italian is spoken all over the country. English and French are spoken in most of the hotels, banks, restaurants and shops in the major cities.

RELIGION
Most Italians are Roman Catholic, while a minority of the population is Jewish and Protestant. The Roman Catholic Church, the largest of the Christian Churches, although present in all parts of the world, is identified as Roman. This is due to its historical roots in Rome and because of Vatican City, a Free State ruled by the Pope who is the leader of the Catholic Church.

CURRENCY
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency of Italy and fluctuates against other negotiable currencies. The Euro symbol is €. 100 cents = 1 Euro. Remember: passport may be required to exchange money.

BANKS
In general, banks are open from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Monday to Friday. Afternoon hours may vary from city to city. Banks (besides those in airports) are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as during religious or national holidays. Exchange bureaus throughout the country are often available when banks are open and closed.

SHOPPING IN ITALY
One of the most exciting experiences for visitors is shopping. Italian designs are very well-known and appreciated around the world. Throughout the country you can find all kinds of goods: from famous designer fashions to handicraft items, however, you should not miss the typical products of each region. In the Lake Como region, look for items made from the most refined silk in the world. Major fashion stylists such as Valentino and Giorgio Armani use the silk for their best creations. Milan, as many know, is best place to find the designer fashions. In Venice, visit the renowned glass factories where artists create masterpieces of every shape and size. Nice lace works are also a good buy. Florence is the paradise for shoppers: here one can find a wide range of leather goods, beautiful jewellery in 18Kt gold and fine china from Faenza. When in the Campania region (Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri), look for cameos, coral and inlaid wood music boxes and furniture. On the major islands of the peninsula - Sicily and Sardinia - handmade pottery, almonds, candies, local syrups and liqueurs are a favorite buy. Particularly in Sardinia, look for cork-made souvenirs, as well as hand-made carpets and blankets. Finally in Rome, Italy's capital and largest city, every shopper's itinerary should include the area near the Spanish Steps where one can find a concentration of all of the aforementioned and more.

Store hours: generally 09:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Monday through Saturday. Shops are closed on Saturday afternoons in the summer and on Monday mornings during winter months. All shops are closed during religious and national holidays.

TAXIS
Only take the white official taxis with a sign that reads "taxi". A hotel doorman can call a taxi for you, or there are numerous stands around the cities. Surcharges for evening transfers and for transfers on Sundays and Holidays may apply. You may also have to pay the return trip from/to an airport or other distant destination.

TIPPING
Service is included in most bills, however in Italy it is customary to leave an additional tip of up to 10% for restaurant waiters, taxi drivers, hairdressers, etc.

ELECTRICITY/VOLTAGE
The voltage in Italy is 220 volts, with two-pin round-pronged plugs. US electrical equipment will need an adapter, while European equipment only needs to have the plug changed. Please check with the hotel before using any electrical gadgets.

CALLING TO/FROM ITALY
To phone Italy from outside of the country, you must dial the appropriate international code (i.e. for dialing from the US, the code is 011) + the country code (39 for Italy) + the city code (a number beginning with a zero) + the phone number. City codes for some of major cities are: Rome 06, Florence 055, Venice 041 and Milan 02. For example, to call Italy from the US, you must dial: 011-39-06-xxxxxx (NOTE: phone and fax numbers in Italy may have a varying number of digits.)

To phone from Italy to other countries you must to dial the foreign call code 00, then the country code (i.e. 1 for the US or 44 for the UK) + the city code + the phone number.
Example: To call San Francisco from Italy, you must dial: 001-415-xxx-xxxx.

In Italy, phone numbers are always listed with the city code + phone number. You must always dial the city code + phone number even if you are in the same city.

PUBLIC TELEPHONES
Public telephone cabins are easy to locate and only accept phone calling cards which may be purchased at major bars or tobacconist. Many public phones accept a special phone credit card "carta di credito telefonica" sold only in Italy and not useful for tourist purposes. Other credit cards are not accepted. Pre-paid international phone





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