230 V
50 Hz

If you’re travelling to Italy, you don’t want to be without power. So, make sure you have the correct power plug adapter and, depending on your country of origin, a necessary voltage convertor. We provide up-to-date information on all the types of electrical outlets used in Italy as well as their standard voltage and frequency. 

Power plug types in Italy

Italy uses two plug and socket types – F and L.

Type F

Plug Type F

Type L

Plug Type L

Other countries that share these types of plugs are Germany, Austria, and Portugal. Some of the main areas for travellers in Italy include Rome, Venice, and Florence.

Voltage and frequency of electricity in Italy

Italy has a standard electricity voltage of 230 volts and a frequency of 50 hertz. You need to be careful when it comes to different electrical voltages and frequencies. If you’re coming from a country that has a lower standard voltage such at 120 Volts you will likely need a voltage converter. If the frequency of your device is not 50 hertz like in Italy, it’s recommended not to use it without a voltage converter which also changes the frequency (hertz). Most devices these days will show a range of volts and hertz which means they can more easily be used in different countries without the risk of damage. 

Do I need a power plug adapter for Italy? 

Select the country you’re traveling from to find out what plug adapter you need for Italy:

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If you’re not just traveling to Italy and want a travel adapter that works in any country in the world you can save yourself the hassle of buying many adapters and get a universal travel adapter. 

Power plug and electricity information has been collected from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the relevant electrical standards from individual countries. Anything we missed on power plugs in Italy? Please leave us a reply.