Naples’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.
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.
Coffee & Tipping
When you take a coffe at bar (standing or sitting) it’s customary to leave 10 cent or 20 cent on the table while asking coffee. Usually you’ll receive a free glass of water (still or sparkling) near the cup of coffee. Restaurant tipping is left to the customer’s discretion, but the customary amount is 15% – 20%. It is also customary to tip bellhops, luggage handlers, at your discretion, For taxi drivers no tipping is required. From airport to city center you can choose a fixed prepaid fee, or to follow the taximeter. The best choice could depend on the rush hour.
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.
In Naples 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.
- Carabineers: 112
- Police: 113
- Traffic Police: +39 081 5954111/081 2208311
- Fire brigade: 115
- Municipal Police: + 39 081 7513177
- First aid station: 118
- 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.
- Ferdinando-Chiaia-Posillipo: 081 7613466/081 2547215
- State Railways (information): 892 021
- Trenitalia – Call Center: 199 303060
- Circumvesuviana (travels info): 081 7722444
- Sepsa 800 001616
- Sita (information from 7,30 a.m. to 8,30 p.m. ): 199 730749 3
- Metronapoli (information): 800 568866
- Harbour-office : 081 206133
- Capodichino Airport Call Center: 848 88773; from mobile phone or abroad : 081 7515471
- Tirrenia: 081 7201111
- Metrò del Mare (from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.): 199 446644
- ACI (information): 803 116
- ANM (customers office,info and complaints): 800 639525
- CTP: 800482644
- Aqueduct (damages) : 081 265681/081 284696
- Aqueduct : 081 7818111
- Gas (info users): 800 010066
- Gas (damages and losses): 800 553000
- Gas (use self-reading): 800 900133
- Enel (damages signallings): 800 900800
- Posts (information): 160
- Hygiene e health: 081 5514996/ 081 2514134
- U. (syringes picking and removal): 081 5510599
- 081 5707070/081 5564444 081 5560202/081 5515151/ 081 5525252