What is Italy's Currency?
European Central Bank
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€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500
1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2
The official currency of Italy is the euro and abbreviated to the currency code EUR.
The euro has been the official currency of Italy since 2002. Prior to this, the currency of Italy was the lira.
The lira was used in Italy between 1861 and 2002; and between 1999 and 2002, the Italian lira was officially a national subunit of the euro.
1 Euro is divided into 100 cents, while the most commonly-used bills for the euro are the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes.
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- What credit cards are accepted in Italy?
Most credit cards are widely accepted in Italy with VISA™ and MasterCard™ being accepted in most outlets. American Express and Diners are less-widely accepted.
- What was the former currency of Italy?
Prior to the euro, the official currency of Italy was the Italian lira.
- What is the conversion rate of lira to euro?
According to the European Central bank, as of 31st December 2018, the conversion was 1936.27 lira to 1 EUR.
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