Being a country integrated in the European Union, Italy and, hence, Riccione, has adopted the sole European currency, that is, the Euro. People traveling to Riccione from outside Europe and who are not familiar with this currency should keep in mind notes refer to 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euro bills, whereas coins are represented by 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and by 1 and 2 euro coins.
There are more than 30 banks (head offices and branch offices alike) in Riccione, meaning tourists are highly unlikely not to find the best solution in case they need bank services to be provided for them. Roughly speaking, banks open weekdays from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Unsurprisingly, banks offer the best exchange rates, though tourists who want to exchange money can also resort to other solutions, that is, to the so-called cambios, exchange desks located in Riccione. Post offices too provide currency exchange services.
As always, traveler’s checks and credit cards endorsed by major companies with resonant names are accepted in Riccione, but tourists should always expect to find all sorts of tourism-related venues where such means of payment are not accepted. This is precisely why holding cash is always recommendable. Getting cash is not at all complicated, since there are plenty of ATMs to be spotted in Riccione.
In Riccione there are several Internet connection points. The most reliable solution for people spending their vacation in Riccione who also need to stay connected to the Internet is to find accommodation at one of the numerous hotels which complement their accommodation services proper with this specific offer. Thus, the higher the rating of the respective hotel is, then the higher the likelihood of benefiting from connection to the Internet is.
However, most beaches in Riccione are fitted with Internet points, and this is, again, highly reassuring for people who need a connection of this kind.
In Riccione there are 5 post offices:
Riccione post office
Riccione post office 1
Riccione post office 2
Riccione post office 3
Riccione post office 4
In Riccione there are three tourist information offices, one of them working all the year round, whereas the other two open only during the summer season. The first is located in Piazzale Ceccarini, and the latter in Piazzale Cardona (at the train station) and on Viale Francesco Cilea.
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Riccione is part of Italy and, together with Rimini, it delineates the most popular spot on the Adriatic Riviera. Italian is the official language, though tourists should expect to also hear locals speak a local dialect, that is, the Emiliano-Romagnolo dialect. Given the tourist rating of Riccione, English is also spoken, but in order to genuinely connect to locals, visitors are strongly recommended to learn a bit of Italian before heading for Riccione, at least as common phrases go.
European citizens only need a valid identity card in order to enter Italy, including Riccione. People coming from outside the European Union also need a passport, but they might also be required to present a visa, in case their stay in Riccione exceeds 90 days. Depending on their nationality, visitors will need a visa regardless of the duration of their stay in Riccione.
The customs regulations operating in Italy are similar with the ones of the members of the European Union. However, the limits of products brought in or brought off Italy can amount to more than: 200 cigarettes, 1 liter of alcohol, 60 milliliters of perfume, just to give several examples, provided that the items are for personal use only, and not intended for commercial activities.
Bottled water will always better tap water in tourist preferences. It is safer to drink, but, roughly speaking, so is tap water. However, in order to avoid undesirable situations, bottled water remains to be recommended.