Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 파워볼사이트 c p s 33 . c o m
  2. 2 파워볼사이트추천 c p s 33 . c o m
  3. 3 알라딘추천 c p s 33 . c o m
  4. 4 알라딘사다리 c p s 33 . c o m
  5. 5 알라딘사다리추천 c p s 33 . c o m
  6. 6 Only 3 days: Asturias or French Basque?
  7. 7 Last minute trip to Germany and Switzerland
  8. 8 Montserrat, Spain - Sept 8 or Sept 10?
  9. 9 Neuschwanstein Castle and Munich
  10. 10 Last minute trip to Capri
  11. 11 First time to Spain: Seville & Madrid
  12. 12 AMS Car Rental
  13. 13 Ischia Earthquake/mobile wifi
  14. 14 Private transportation between Italian Cities
  15. 15 Help! Need Itinerary advice for Vacation in the Alps
  16. 16 Where to eat in Rome?
  17. 17 weekend from cologne germany
  18. 18 9 day Trip to Scotland
  19. 19 Mid-late Oct in Slovenia?
  20. 20 Trip Report Estonia, Finland, and Iceland: Summer 2017
  21. 21 Birthday dinner in Salzburg
  22. 22 Provence, Strasbourg, Paris early September
  23. 23 Uber in Rome & Lisbon
  24. 24 Milan and Lake Como
  25. 25 Trip Report TRIP REPORT: Paris, Bordeaux, Dordogne, Toulouse, Provence, and more
View next 25 » Back to the top

Apartment balance due on arrival: Order € before or no?

Jump to last reply

Our trip to Italy is getting ever closer! We're scheduled to arrive at FCO on a Sunday morning in May, and will (somehow) make our way to our apartment near Piazza Navona. We're renting through Sleep in Italy, so our deposit is already paid via PayPal. For our five-night stay, we'll owe €580 when we check into the apartment. Since we're flying straight to Rome from the States, we'll have to either take that cash with us or withdraw it from an airport ATM, I guess. My question is - what would you do in this situation?

Normally I'd never order euro before I leave; I know we'll get a better exchange rate at an Italian ATM. However, that's a big chunk of cash that we need immediately, so if anything goes wrong - the bank forgets we're gone and cuts off the card, our daily withdrawal limits aren't high enough - we're in a bad spot, jet lagged in a foreign country. So that's why I'm wondering if it would be a better idea in this one case to order them beforehand (not that I'm crazy about keeping up with that much cash either). For those of you who have done this, what would you recommend?

In case it helps, we're two unmarried women, so two separate accounts. I'm with Bank of America (I think my friend is with Regions?).

31 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement