Information & Facts
Piazza San Pietro
Entry to the Basilica is Free. Entry to the Dome is EUR4
(EUR5 with lift); and entry to the Necropolis is EUR10
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is
understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into
100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain
Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are
widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the
large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are
accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities.
Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than
casas de cambios.
Open daily from 7am to 7pm (April to September), and
7am to 6pm (October to March)