Lira still good?

May 14th, 2005, 10:19 AM
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Lira still good?

We have some lira.........will anyone take it in Italy anymore?
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May 14th, 2005, 10:24 AM
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Hi anavert, my understanding is that some banks in Italy will accept paper lira but not the coins. Take it with you and check with your hotel on your arrival. They should be able to advise you. I have a lot of lira too - but for sentimental reasons decided not to part with it.
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May 14th, 2005, 11:17 AM
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My travel books said that the time frame to exchange it has expired.
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May 14th, 2005, 11:37 AM
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Hi marci, just out of curiosity, does your guide book say when certain banks in Italy stopped accepting the lira? Just wondering as I got thinking after reading this thread that maybe I should take some of the lira back to Italy, I have a lot of it. Thank you.
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May 14th, 2005, 11:45 AM
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Everything you ever wanted to know, and more, about the euro -- from the official website:

the page dealing with conversion timetables:

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May 14th, 2005, 12:01 PM
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Bank of Italy will change lira to euro for about 6 more years. See;i...on?LANGUAGE=it for a list of locations (click on general information a scroll down)
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May 14th, 2005, 12:34 PM
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Thanks S_Holmes and Henry.

OK anavert, we got some good answers.
Think maybe I will go through my lira and exchange some (if it is worth it).

Happy weekend everyone!
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