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Italy Repubblica Italiana     Map    
Population :
(1995)
57.500.000 (density 190 ; surface 301.277 km2)
Capital : Roma (2.700.000)
Internet : IT domain
11.000.000 people on the Web (19.09 %) (Jun-00) (Between ICT Brokers)
Referrer : ??


Currency : Lira Italiana (ITL) till 28/02/2002
1 Euro = 1936,27 Liras (fixed 31.12.1998)


FIXED VALUES AGAINST ITL
31.12.1998
1000 ITL
reverse exchange
DEM
1.01010
99000.2
100
FRF
3.38773
29518.3
100
ESP
85.9313
1163.722
100
NLG
1.13812
87864.4
100
BEF/LUF
20.8338
4799.90
100
ATS
7.10657
14071.5
100
FIM
3.07071
32565.8
100
PTE
103.541
985.805
100
IEP
0.406743
2458.56
1
GRD
175.982
568.237
100
 
 


Number initial banknotes (mln) 2.380
Number initial coins (mln) 7.240
Serial letter S

Eurokit - number (mln) 30
Eurokit - value EUR 12,91
Eurokit - national value ITL 25.000

National money validity 28/02/2002
Change in banks single bank decision
Change coins in centr.bank 10 years
Change banknotes in centr.bank 10 years

500 EUR value ITL 968.135,00
Biggest banknote ITL 500.000
Biggest banknote value EUR 258,23

Coins : 1 (rare), 5, 10, 20, 50 (3 types), 100 (many types), 200 (many types), 500 (many types), 1.000
Paper: 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000, 50.000, 100.000, 500.000
see also Netzapping page of lira's banknotes
Other historical banknotes
Authority :
Banca d'Italia

Italian Ministry of Treasury, Budget and Planning
Italian Ministry of Education
Milano Stock Exchange
Banks : Informations from Portalino Fantalinks
Portalino links about italian sites of Euro

Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino
Banca Commerciale Italiana
CARIPLO
Banco Ambroveneto
Banca di Roma
Banco di Sardegna
Banca delle Marche
Banca Friuladria
Banca Popolare di Bergamo - Credito Varesino
Banca Popolare dell'Etruria e del Lazio
BCC Bagnolo Cremasco
BCC Brescia
BCC Colobraro e Valsinni
BCC di Masiano
BCC di Monastier
BCC Oltrepò Pavese
Crediop
CARISBO - CR Bologna
CR Bolzano
CR Imola
CARIPARO - CR Padova e Rovigo
CARIPE - CR Pescara
CRUP - CR Udine e Pordenone
Cassa Rurale di Strembo
Cassa Rurale Bassa Val di Fiemme
Credito Italiano
Credito Valtellinese
Mediocredito Centrale
Monte dei Paschi di Siena
CR Carpi - simulation of mortgages in Euro
Others : Italian Association of Co-operative Banks
Italian Association of Private Banks - Trend
SSB - Società per i servizi bancari
Towns of Fiesole and Pontassieve - Euro test
Eurolandia - english version
Chamber of Milano
Confesercenti
ANSA
Il Sole 24 ore - the major financial newspaper
Istituto Ugo La Malfa
Tessaroli
Statistics
TTE Tourismus Team Europe

GSM :
Operator System Start Subscribers
01/03/2000
% of growth
last year
Tim Gsm 4/95 15.800.000* 39
Omnitel Gsm 10/95 11.160.000* 72
Wind Dcs-1800 3/99 1.866.666 n.a.
Blu   2000 n.a. n.a.
*= estimate ; source= Mobile communications 28.826.666

UMTS :
Number of operators 5 (only national)
Process of allocation hybrid (auction - beauty contest)
Pubblication of the assignment procedure july 2000
Assignement of the licenses 15/11/2000
Service startup 2002

ATMs :
      Visa/Plus (ATM Locator) and MasterCard. There are AmEx offices in Firenze, Milano, Roma and Venezia. AmEx works also in ATM of Banca Popolare di Milano.

Credit
Cards :
      Visa and MasterCard. Credit card use seems to be limited in Sicily.

mixed by Netzapping Europe