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Looking to buy your holiday money in preparation for your trip to Italy? In line with the rest of the European Union, Italy’s currency is the EURO. However, Lake Maggiore falls into both Switzerland and Italy. As a result, you may want to consider ordering some Swiss francs as well as euros for your trip. Certainly, it’s worth having a few Swiss francs to hand if you plan on crossing over the border and visiting the Swiss towns of Locarno or Ascona.


Arranging currency for your Italy trip


We definitely recommend having some cash with you when you travel to Italy. We would always advise ordering your euros online before heading on holiday. Bookings For You recommend purchasing your holiday money in advance through TravelFX. This way, you will be able to access some of the best foreign exchange rates. Not only that. It will also mean that you can enjoy the convenience of having your currency delivered direct to your door. Along with excellent rates, TravelFX also offer a next day delivery service so they’re a great option even for a last minute getaway.

When travelling to Italy, we recommend not only that you take some cash but also currency on a pre-paid currency card along with a standard credit or debit card. Having a variety of payment methods will always give you another payment option should one of them fail. We highly recommend a WISE card. It’s super easy to use and allows you to top up in your local currency, exchange that money and spend it in euros.

Check out our full guidance on arranging currency for Italy.