IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
9-12 September 2018 – Bologna, Italy


Please note: the following information is provided on an unofficial basis for the sole purpose of assistance. The Conference cannot be held responsible for any change in the data. It is the responsibility of the participant to ultimately validate it from official sources, some of which are named below.

Italian currency and banking services

  • Domestic Currency: Euro
  • ISO Code: EUR
  • To Obtain Domestic Currency: those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureau de change. ATMs are widespread. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.
  • Possible Means of Payment: You can pay in cash or with a credit card. All major credit and debit cards are accepted in Italy, this payment system is common in Italian shops, which generally display the symbols of the credit cards they accept on the outside door. If you pay by credit card you will be asked to show an identity document. Travellers cheques (in USD or Euros) can also be cashed in Italian banks.


An increasing number of Italians have some knowledge of English, but it is advisable to correspond in Italian for initial contact. This could speed up communication and help avoid misunderstandings. In any case, most firms are able to communicate in English.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Electrical standards and measurement systems

  • System of Measurement Used: Metric system
  • Unit of Measurement of Temperature: Degrees Celsius (°C)
  • Electricity
    • Voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
    • Type of Electric Socket: C, F & L
    • Type of Telephone Socket: Italian (2 types), US RJ-11
    • DVD Zoning: Zone 2


Bologna has a continental climate, without any influence from the seaside; the Climatic Classification is “zone E, 2259 GR/G”.

Weather Forecast by ARPA at

Useful telephone numbers

Country Code

Italy telephone country code: +39.

Bologna Transports

Buses – TPer: +39 051 290290 (from 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. every day) or

Trains – Trenitalia (Railway company): 89 20 21 or

Trains – Italo (Railway company): 06 07 08 or

Guglielmo Marconi Airport: +39 051 6479615 (from 05.00 a.m. to 00.00 p.m.) or

Taxi: COTABO RadioTaxi, +39 051 372727 or

Taxi: CAT RadioTaxi, +39 051 4590 or

Emergency Numbers

112 – The Pan-European Emergency Number

113 – For all emergencies

115 – Fire Department

116 – A.C.I. (Italian Automobile Club) road assistance

118 – For Medical Emergencies

Bologna health

For information, see:

Bologna tourist offices

The tourist offices in Bologna are two:

Bologna Welcome

Address: Piazza Maggiore, 1 – 40124 Bologna

Phone : +39 051 239660

Website :

Bologna Welcome – Airport

Address: Via Triumvirato, 84 – 40132 Bologna

Phone : +39 051 6472201