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Am I better off exchanging currency when I arrive in Sicily or before I go? It will be AUD to EURO

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CEO - ItaliaPass Team

Hi @Gaetano Picone18 thanks for joining the ItaliaPass community!

I travel to Italy often and in my experience the best way to handle exchange is to get a credit card that doesn’t charge a premium for international transactions (MasterCard and Visa are more accepted than American Express in Italy ) and use that as much as possible.

For cash - take your ATM card and withdraw in Italy but choose to withdraw in € not $AUD and you should be charged the bank interchange rate which will be lower than the bank exchange rate!

I hope this is clear if not please let me know and I will try to elaborate!