The official currency is the Euro
Automatic exchange machines are located at the airport and at most important banks.
Credit cards are generally accepted in shops and restaurants.
Banks are open from Monday to Friday until 1.00/1.30 pm with flexible opening hours in the afternoon.
Day-light saving time
Day-light saving time starts in spring (end of March), when clocks are set one hour ahead, and they are set one hour back to standard time in autumn (end of September).
Electricity is supplied at 220 volts. The sockets are for plugs with two or three round pins in a row.
The international code number from abroad is +39 followed by the number code of the person you are calling, comprehensive of the “zero” of region. The mobile phone network covers the whole country.
On Monday most Museums, some attractions in the Old Port, the majority of restaurants and hair salons are closed. Shops and large stores are closed only on Monday mornings. Food shops are closed on Wednesday afternoons, except for supermarkets. Laundry/dry cleaner’s shops are closed on Saturday.
Shops’ Opening Times
Many shops still close from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm, however, in the city centre many of them and all large stores stay open all-day.
The "Genova Centro" (city centre post office), in via Dante 4B/r, is open every day from 8.00 am to 6.30 pm, on Saturday from 8.00 am to 1.30 pm and is closed on Sunday. To find out about opening times and addresses of the other post offices visit the official site of the Italian post office Poste Italiane
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