SAME13 - Traveller tips & Visa information



The currency in Italy is the Euro.



In Italy it is rather common to pay with credit card, but in bars and street markets it is almost only possible to pay cash. It is possible to withdraw cash with your credit card at every cash machine. The nearest cash machines to the Palazzo dei Congressi can be found within 2 minutes walk. Banks (open Monday to Friday) will also exchange money, though they may charge a fee if you are not a customer.


Power Supply

Italian sockets are compatible with most European plugs, especially for plugs which are connected to laptops. For more information and pictures please follow this link or this link.


Computer / Internet

At the Palazzo dei Congressi there will be computers available as working places as well to access the internet. Moreover, there will be WiFi available, for which the password will be provided at the Conference reception desk. Almost every hotel in Stresa provides fast internet connections for free, generally WiFi.



Italian Visa Requirements

If you are an EU citizen, you must either present a passport or an ID card valid for the duration of your stay in order to stay in Italy for tourist visits of up to three months. Citizens of other countries must have a valid passport.

Some non-EU citizens are required to apply for a visa. Please contact your travel agent or the nearest Italian diplomatic post for further information.

Anyone visiting Italy for short periods of time from a country with a visa requirement for entering the country must obtain a visa before arriving there.

If you need an invitation letter from SAME for visa purposes please mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . An official invitation letter will be send to you.

Find more information at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.