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What is Considered a Valid ID in France and Italy?

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I don 't wish to open the age old debate on whether or not to carry your passport or to keep it at home. That's been done to death. I am in the camp of those who carry my US driver's license (with photo) and a copy of my passport, and leave the actual passport tucked away safely in the hotel or apartment.

This stated, I've never needed to show identification for any activities on former trips. This time, there are a few things that require an ID:

Paris Museum Pass - I think you must show ID when you use it.
Firenze Card - same
Several ticket reservations - Scavi, Borghese Gallery, etc.
Purchase a SIM card in Italy

My question is this:

Will my driver's license and passport photocopy be acceptable identification or is the actual passport required?

Thank you for the help!

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