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Currency

Salerno’s currency is the Euro. Commonly used small coins are the 20 cent, 50 cent. The two main coins are the 1 euro a gold-coloured ring and silver-coloured central disc  coin, and the 2 euro silver-coloured ring and  gold-coloured central disc  coin. Paper bills come in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500 denominations.

Electricity

The electrical current in Italy is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC); wall outlets accept continental-type plugs, with two or three round prongs.

You may purchase a universal adapter, which has several types of plugs in one lightweight, compact unit, at travel specialty stores, electronics stores, and online. You can also pick up plug adapters in Italy in any electric supply store for about €2 each. You’ll likely not need a voltage converter, though. Most portable devices are dual voltage (i.e., they operate equally well on 110 and 220 volts)—just check label specifications and manufacturer instructions to be sure. Don’t use 110-volt outlets marked “for shavers only” for high-wattage appliances such as hair dryers.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in the Congress facilities. Public health regulations prevents smoking in public buildings, on public transit and in all restaurants and lounges, except open site.

Liquor Laws

In Salerno the legal drinking age is 18; many bars and restaurants are open until very late in the night in some parts of the city. In Italy there are stiff penalties for drinking and driving.

Useful numbers

Emergency

  • Carabineers: 112

  • Police: 113

  • Traffic Police: +39 089 3051111

  • Fire brigade: 115

  • Municipal Police: + 39 089 663102

Health

  • First aid station: 118

Medical Guard

  • The service operates: working days from 8 p.m. to 8a.m; Saturdays and prefestive days from 10 a.m.  until 8 a.m. of the next working day: 089 5647306

Transport

  • State Railways (information): 892 021

  • Trenitalia – Call Center: 199 303060

  • Circumvesuviana (travels info): 081 7722444

  • Capodichino Airport Call Center: 848 88773; from mobile phone or abroad : 081 7515471

  • Metrò del Mare (from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.): 199 446644

  • ACI (information): 803 116

  • Busitalia (public transportation in Salerno)

  • Sita Italia

Radiotaxi Salerno
website – +39 089 757575