Useful Information

Passport & VISA Requirements
European citizens whose country is under the authority of the Schengen Treaty may enter Italy with nothing more than a valid identity card or passport. Citizens from all other countries must show their passport upon entry in the country; where a visa is required, this must also be presented to the border authorities and must indicate the length of the holder's stay and his/ her destination. Visa applications (specifying the reason for the trip) must be made to the Italian Embassy in the applicant's country of residence, and are valid for a period of 90 days from entry.
For more information, click here to visit the webpage for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy.

Currency / Credit Cards / Banking
Since 1999, the currency used in Italy is the euro. One euro is divided up into 100 euro-cents. There are eight different coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro-cents) and six notes (5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 euros).

In Italy the power sockets are of type F and L. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz; a round-pin adaptor is necessary for electrical appliances.

Summer, from June till September, brings hot weather Varese. Throughout this time the average temperature stands at 28°C (82.4°F) while the low stays around 13-17 °C (55.4-62.6°F). June and August receive a great level of rainfall with the average of 85mm for each. July is the sunniest month of the year, when Varese witnesses around 288 hours of sunshine.

Time zone
UTC/GMT +2 hours

The international access code for Italy is +39. The outgoing code is 00, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). In case of emergency, please dial 112.
InfoPoint Varese
Piazza Monte Grappa, 5 | T. +39 0332 281913 | Find out more
Useful numbers
  • Emergency: 112
  • Hospitals
    • Ospedale Filippo del Ponte | Via Filippo Del Ponte, 19 | T. +39 0332 299111
    • Ospedale Macchi–Va | Viale Luigi Borri, 57 | T. +39 0332 278111  
  • Police: Comando Provinciale Carabinieri Varese, Via Aurelio Saffi, 55 | T. +39 0332 4501