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Where to Bank in Italy

Major Italian retail banks

Post office accounts

Post offices also offer banking services and savings and current accounts. Non-residents may not open a post office account. Any resident over the age of 18 may open a post office account.

To open a post office account, the following papers are necessary:

  • Passport
  • Tax number (Codice Fiscale)
  • Recent utility bill
  • Residence card (Carta di Soggiorno)

Having an account at the post office presents a number of advantages. The post offices are open for longer hours and bills are debited free unlike in normal banks. Often postal account costs are lower.