Italy is a member of the European Union. The form of currency used in Italy is the EURO. Before you leave, have some of your money converted to Euros or Euro Traveler's checks. Upon your arrival in Tuscany, Italy for your workshop or tour with Tuscan Muse it is advisable to have Euros on hand for luggage carts and tipping the skycaps, etc.
Make purchases by credit card as much as possible. Call your credit card company before you leave to ensure that they are aware of overseas purchases and to ask about any interest charges that may be added for charging in Italy.
Take an ATM card for Euro withdrawals from the many ATM machines available.
Exchange rates vary from bank to bank in Italy. Many banks charge a fee to convert dollars to Euros.
Never assume that a business or restaurant accepts credit cards. Never assume that a shopkeeper will break a large bill for a small purchase. Always ask and expect they may say "No." Carry small bills for small purchases.
Please contact us with any questions so we can help to make your Tuscan dreams come true during one of our workshops in Tuscany or tours of Tuscany!