Currency in Italy

Euro currency

Italy uses the Euro as its currency. Euro is represented by the symbol € and the initials EUR.

Euro notes in Italy show images of Italian and ancient culture. Each note is a slightly different size, starting with the smallest €5 and going up through 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500.  They are also in different colours which helps differentiate them. You'll find the lower denominations in use every day; the higher €100 and €200 notes are less common and the €500 is rarely seen.

There will always be a surcharge when you exchange money. Usually, for credit cards and ATM machines, there is a 2-3% surcharge. An average money exchange office can charge from 5-12%. Most ATMs have a 250€/day limit.