Practical life on site Italy


Practical life on site Italy

Electricity

The re230 volts. However, in some (rare) accommodations, you will not be able to connect devices requiring earthed outlets (which is particularly the case with laptops). Ask for an adapter at reception; otherwise, they can be found in supermarkets.

Schedules


The official timetables, which we give as an indication, are not always respected and remain subject to modification ... We therefore advise you to contact the tourist office, which may provide you with a free list of places to visit. of their regularly updated schedules (very useful for temporary exhibitions). You will notice that almost everything is closed between 13 p.m. and 16 p.m. In Northern Italy, almost everything is closed between 13 p.m. and 16 p.m.


- Restaurants: 19:30 p.m. to 22:30 p.m. or 23 p.m. (later in tourist areas).

- Banks: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 14:45 p.m. to 16 p.m. Some are open on Saturday morning.

- Éend, because of the many religious services, at museums have more flexible hours; on the other hand, some religious buildings never open their doors.

- Musemidi.

- Post offices: roughly, Monday to Friday 8 am to midday in small towns in the south; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

- Offices and administrations: open in the morning only.

- Stores: 13 p.m. (in the South) and 15:30 p.m. (in the North) -16:30 p.m. (in the South) to 20 p.m.-21 p.m. (in the South), and closed on midday ...). Frémidi closing in summer. In the big cities, however, more and more shops are open every day, including Sundays.



Languages

Italy is also the profusion of dialects : Sicilian, Sardinian, Campanian, Barais, Friulian, Catalan, Slovene, Occitan, Bergamasque, Greek and Albanian, still alive and well! Moreover, it is often said that Italy is not a country, but several countries ...

Do not be discouraged: there will always be the option to walk the talk.

Post

- The Posta Prioraria stamp for European countries costs € 1 (€ 0,95 for Italy).

- You can buy your stamps (francobolli) at the central post office or in some tobacconists marked with a large white "T" on a black background (but not all have one). Letterboxes, red in color, are scattered throughout the cities. This is the official post.

- D & rsquoci are to be placed in small yellow boxes. The only problem is that they never (or rarely) arrive at their destination!
The more expensive GPS mail box stamps, sold in many kiosks, are to be mailed only in GPS mail boxes. What the sellers are careful not to tell you. And the postcards arrive 2 months later ...

- Tip: the safest way is to mail your cards directly to the post office.

Tobacco

In Italy, cigarettes are prohibited in ALL public places (restaurants, cafes, bars ...). This law is scrupulously respected by the population. It must be said that in the event of an offense, a big fine awaits you. However, you can smoke on the terrace.

Phone

National and international calls

- From France to Italy: 00 + 39 + city code (6 for Rome) + number From Italy to France: 00 + 33 + number to say the number From Italy to Belgium: the country code is 32.
- From Italy to Switzerland: code 41.
- From Italy to Canada: code 1.



- Internal calls: you must dial your correspondent's number preceded by 0 and the city code.

- information: 12 (free).
- For an emergency call: 113.
- European emergency number (EU): 112.

The mobile phone in Italy

A European traveler with a package in his country of origin can now use his mobile phone at the national rate in the 28 countries of the European Union, without fear of seeing its bill skyrocket. Ceilings are nevertheless set by the operators to avoid excess ...
This advantageous agreement signed between the EU and its telecom operators also concerns the consumption of 3G or 4G internet data, whose usable volume without additional cost depends on the price of the national package (inquire). In addition, if the traveler resides several months outside his country, fees may be levied ...

Once connected, you can also access all the services of messaging and Internet telephony. WhatsApp, Messenger (Facebook's messaging system), Skype, Viber, FaceTime allow you to call, send messages, photos and videos to the 4 corners of the planet, free of charge. Just download - for free - one of these apps on your smartphone.


    Internet connection in Italy

    In Italy, more and more hotels, restaurants, bars, and even some public spaces have free wifi. Better than the 3G or 4G connection which can lead to intensive use costs, wifi also allows users to enjoy a sometimes higher speed.

    Northern Italy is very connected. Cities frequently have free wifi zones (sometimes for a limited number of hours), often in the large central squares. It is generally necessary to register to obtain an access code (contact the tourist office because it is sometimes reserved for Italian numbers). Otherwise, most bars and restaurants offer free wifi. Better than the 4G connection which can entail costs in intensive use, the wifi also makes it possible to benefit from a sometimes higher speed.


    In southern Italy, many cities offer free wifi zones (sometimes for a limited number of hours), often in the main squares. It is generally necessary to register to obtain an access code (contact the tourist office because it is sometimes reserved for Italian numbers). Otherwise, most bars and restaurants offer free Wi-Fi, like almost all accommodation.

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