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.
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.