The beautiful country of Italy, situated towards the southern part of Europe, has attracted visitors for centuries. An original destination on the “Grand Tour”, it prides itself on being a country containing some of the most beautiful pieces of art in the world. Florence, Venice and Rome alone have a history and an art collection to be proud of. It is also known for being a very romantic country! With a population of nearly 61 million, the ‘leg’ of Europe contains many warm and welcoming Mediterranean people! Our step by step guide on how to call Italy from the United States is simple. Over the last few decades, people have begun to travel more widely and communicating with loved ones who are abroad has never been easier. E-mail has become the communication method of choice for some but, sometimes, nothing is quite the same as a phone call and hearing someone’s voice.
Calling Italy from USA is easy. Here are the steps to follow:
1. From the US, dial the International Dialing Code which is 011.
2. Then dial the code for Italy, which is 39.
3. The next step is to dial the Area Code for the area in Italy. These are listed below and can vary from 2-4 digits.
4. Finally, dial the individual phone number. Phone numbers in Italy are between 5 and 8 digits long. Dial the city code, including the initial 0. Italy is almost the only country for which you don’t drop the 0 from the city code when dialing from the United States. For example, calling someone in Rome, the entire number would be 011 39 06 xx xxx xxx
The code for all Cell phones in Italy is 3. DO NOT add a leading 0 to the digit! Unlike the landline numbers, just dial the mobile number, which always begins with a 3
The area codes for the major cities in Italy are as follows:
As well known for its delicious ‘gelati’ as it’s incredible pasta and risotto dishes, Rome in Italy is well worth a visit. Throw in the enviable art collections, the beautiful beaches and historic sites, such as the Coliseum in Rome, or the city of Pompeii, and then it’s no surprise that someone you know is visiting or living in Italy! With modern connections, calls to Italy are fast and clear. Give someone a call and get them to put you a ‘gelati’ on ice!