How should I take money in Italy?
Below are some recommend options :
1.) Cash: You should bring some cash changed into EURO prior to your departure, for unexpected expenses and enough to get you throught the first few days.
2.) ATM / Bancomat cash cards: Bank Cash cards with CIRRUS, Plus or Visa will access to your bank account on machines with these symbols. You need to memorize your PIN (Personal identification Number) in order to access you account.
3.) Credit Cards: Visa and Master cards are widely accepted in Italy.
4.) Travelers Checks: Although it is rare that you can pay directly with a travelers checks, most major banks will cash them for you. Be sure to bring your passport to the bank for identification purposes.