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Bureaucracy in Italy is about as bad as gelato is good. If you need some help figuring out the system, we can give you some referrals to our partners. If you’ll be working in Florence longer term, you’ll need a bank and possibly an accountant. We give some tips here.

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For those living, working, and studying abroad, the best invention of the decade is Wise. Use this link to get your first transfer for up to $600 free.

It’s an infinitely better deal than PayPal or international bank-to-bank transfers. You can have balances in multiple currencies. We suggest getting the multi-currency debit card.

Italian banks

You may need an Italian bank account for bureaucratic reasons, such as if you are paying Italian taxes or have a client who wants to pay to an Italian bank. If you’re a student or here short term, you likely don’t need one and Wise would do it. Banks will generally require a resident permit and residency. Here are some suggested by the international community.

N26 — online bank

Banca Etica — Ethical, sustainable financing
Via dell’Agnolo 73 R, Santa Croce area

Intesa San Paolo — Piazza della Repubblica 11 R

BancoPosta — Attached to the post office, so has a lot of ATMs. You can get a regular checking account or apply for a debit card that accepts money transfer payments with an IBAN.

ING – Branch near Piazza della Libertà: Viale Giacomo Matteotti, 33/r

MontePaschi – Branch in the center of Florence: Via dei Sassetti, 6, 50123 Firenze FI

BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas – Via de’ Cerretani, 32R, near the Duomo


in Florence

If you’ve got to pay Italian taxes, start a business, or deal with the Agenzia delle Entrate (Italian revenue agency), you need an accountant, a commercialista, in Florence. Here are some that the international community has suggested.

Audeta Agimia.agimi@bonistudio.itRifredi

Marco Di Geronimo – tel: 055 0776240 – Piazza della Libertà

Guido Rampazzo – tel: 055 2298163 – Center

Simone Magherini