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PRACTICAL INFORMATION (A-Z)

BANKS In the city centre there are several banks open from 8.30 am to 12.30 am and from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm approximately. There are many ATMs 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

CREDIT CARDS In Italy all the main credit cards are accepted.

CRIME AND PERSONAL SAFETY Verona centre is safe, nevertheless we recommend to use common sense, keeping an eye on wallet when in crowds and possibly avoiding to carry too much cash or wear flashy jewellery.

CURRENCY The Italian currency is Euro (EUR o €). The approximate exchange rate (January 2010) is: 1 EUR = 1,37 US $; 0,87 £

ELECTRICITY Italy voltage is 230 and frequency is 50 Hz. The electric plugs are mainly type L (three pole “Italian” plug). This standard includes two models rated at 10 A and 16 A that differ in contact diameter and spacing. Both are symmetrical, allowing the plug to be inserted in either direction.

LANGUAGE The official language is Italian. Verona is a popular tourist destination, so most of the restaurants and bars staff speaks English and German.

LOCATION AND WEATHER Verona, located in the north east part of the Italian peninsula, is 59 meters above sea level. The city experiences hot summers and cold, humide winters, even though temperated by Garda Lake influence.

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