Here’s a great tool for traveling to Italy and using the euro currency. Before you depart, print a “cheat sheet” that converts euros to US dollars. While the rate changes daily, you will have a good estimate. The online resource I share with my clients is Oanda , which gives real time currency conversion. You can even add it to your mobile devices for up to the minute exchange rates at time of purchase. Note that when using credit cards your rate is at the time the transaction is put through and there may be conversion charges from your credit card company. Take a look at the cheat sheet samples for today’s rates. Happy converting!