Telephone Information
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Dial 112 for Carabinieri's service
Dial 113 for the police service
Dial 115 for the fire department
Dial 116 for the A.C.I. (Italian Automobile Club) - for road side assistance
Dial 118 for Medical Emergency

Public Telephones
Public telephones are available throughout Italy. A local call from a public telephone requires the use of a euro coins or calling cards (carta telefonica), available at tobacco shops, news stands or bar (coffee shops) for the value of 5.00 Euro. Note that many public telephones only accept calling cards; little less numerous are the ones accepting credit cards. When phoning in within the city, always dial the area code before the number. Example: to call a Rome number dial 06+ telephone number.

Long distance Calls (Interurbana)
Calls between major cities can be dialed directly on the public telephone by using the proper area code number. The use of calling cards is strongly recommended. Calls from Italy to the U.S. and Canada can be dialed directly (dial 001 plus area code plus phone number).

Area Code (Prefisso Telefonico)
Following are the area code numbers for some of the principal cities of Italy. Example - a call from New York to Rome would be dialed as follows:

011 +39 +06 +123456789
  Italy Rome phone number

Country Direct Service
From phones in major cities, to connect to a US long distance service, dial:
1721011 for AT&T
1721022 for MCI
1721877 for US Sprint

The numbers above work for Rome, Milan, Florence, Naples, Venezia, Torino, Catania, Vicenza, Livorno, Olbia, Bologna, Brindisi, Cosenza, Formia, Genova, Latina, Padova, Palermo, Perugia, Pescara, Pordenone, Pisa, and Trieste.

When calling from pay telephones, just insert a coin. You automatically reach an operator in the country of destination.

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