Local Info
July weather in Northern Italy tends to be hot and humid, but the gentle breeze from Lake Maggiore and the surrounding Alps makes it mild and pleasant, sunny and hot though slightly windy. The temperature is about 24-30°C (75-86°F) during the day, and 16-22°C (35-72°F) during the night.

The currency in Italy is the Euro. You can convert most international currencies to Euros at any bank during your visit to Italy. If you do not want to exchange your currency, you can also use credit or debit cards. MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted by most merchants. A little cash is however needed for small expenses. Coins are available in €2 and €1. Paper notes are available in the same denominations as the US dollar up to the €500 (€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500).

Stresa is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Electricity in Italy is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC). Italian sockets are designed to accept round pins.
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