Good news on cash machines
Good news about access to cash via cash machines (ATMs) using British bank cards. We like many others have been having problems for a while accessing cash this way. It got so bad that at Easter there were only two machines in our area that would give us money. However visiting over the summer we discovered that the Italian system now seems to have caught up with the rest of the world. I tried five different machines at 4 banks and all worked. Their systems now seem universal. If you change the language to English you get an option 'internet withdrawal'. You choose this, type in your pin and take out your cash. They also give the option of a much higher cash amount than before (used to be either €240 or €250 but now goes up to €500) The good old Nationawide flex account has come back into it's own so I can withdraw money and get the full internet rate - no charges, no lowering of the exchange rate.It's just bad news for the bank balance in the UK!!