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Plug your devices

Plug your devices

All you need to know to plug your devices

Plugs, adapters and converters – yes, they are different here!

When packing for a travel to Italy consider that the electrical system is different from that one of your country: different voltage of the current – here 220 ac – and different shape of sockets and plugs – here 2 or 3 holes.

  • 2 or 3 pins
  • grounded
  • 10 A & 16 A
  • 220 – 240 V

The circular one, also know as Schuko, German standard, is today very popular in Italy for many devices

  • 2 pins
  • grounded
  • 16 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug types C, E & F


Newer appliances are set so to accept both voltages (US 110 and EU 220), eventually actioning a switch on them.

If your device does not show 110-220, it means that if you plug it it will be destroyed and, to prevent this, you need to buy an adapter (you can easily find them at local hardware stores home, online on Amazon or, if you forgot to buy them, they can be found at airports duty free stores). In the Cinque Terre it is difficult, if not impossible, to find them at local stores, so, consider it before reaching the area. 

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