Best Exchange rate in Florence?

Sep 7th, 2007, 12:07 PM
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Best Exchange rate in Florence?

We have not been to Florence for about 7 years. It used to be that there was a credit union on the Piazza della Signoria that had the best rates. Is it still there? Does it accept the networked ATM cards (Cirrus, etc)

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Sep 7th, 2007, 12:18 PM
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charmees, I don't get your question. Any bank ATM in the entire city of Florence will "give you" the exact same rate if you use an ATM card in any of them. Your bank sets the rate of exchange and it will be the same no matter what bank you used your card at. If you take 250 euros out of any Italian ATM, you'll still get the same amount, and your bank will treat that money the same when it figures your fee or currency exchange rate no matter what ATM it came out of.
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Sep 7th, 2007, 12:19 PM
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OK, I guess I was thinking like the old days when you went to a cambio and physically exchanged one currency for another. Sorry!!
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Sep 7th, 2007, 12:26 PM
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Avoid the cambios completely, even with "no fees", still not a good deal.
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Sep 8th, 2007, 05:28 AM
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Good question. Previous currency was the LIRA. Now we have the EURO. I imagine that there were major differences in conversion costs with the latter money. Here in Poland rates at Kantors vary. Highest cost at the airport and hotels, lowest away from these venues.
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