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Calling to Italy

Making Calls while in Italy

Other Information about Long Distance Calling To/From Italy

Calling Italy can be easy and inexpensive. You just need a few basic tips. Read on for information that will help you save time and euros. If you’re looking for immediate savings, try using our Italy phone cards for calling Italy.

General Tips for Calling to Italy from Abroad

STEP 1: Dial the international access code (011 in the U.S.).

STEP 2: Dial 39, the country calling code for Italy.

STEP 3: Dial the 2-4-digit area code.

STEP 4: Dial the 4-8-digit local subscriber number.

Having a problem connecting? Dial 00 for an international operator.

Instructions for Calling to Cities within Italy

For international call to Italy, don’t forget the international access code (011 in the U.S).  Then dial Italy’s country code, 39, followed by the area code and local subscriber number.  For example, when calling Venice from the U.S., dial 011-39-041-xxx-xxx.  For a call to Naples from Melbourne, dial 0011-39-081-xx-xxx.  Remember to always include the preliminary 0 in the area code!
For all domestic calls, just dial the area code and subscriber number.  For example, for a call to from Rome to Milan, dial 02-xxx-xxxx.  Note that when calling within Milan, you will still need to dial the area code: 02-xxx-xxxx.

Here are the codes for major cities in Italy:

CityCity Code
Bari 080
Bologna 051
Cagliari 070
Capri 081
Catania 095
Como 031
Florence 055
Genoa 010
Milan 02
Modena 059
Naples 081
Padova 049
Palermo 091
Pantelleria 0923
Perugia 075
Pescara 085
Pisa 050
Pompei 081
Portofino 0185
Reggio Clabria 096
Rome 06
Sondrio 342
Sorrento 081
Taranto 099
Torino 011
Trieste 040
Turin 011
Vatican City 06
Venice 041
Verona 045
Vicenza 0444

Instructions for Calling to Cell Phones in Italy

Unlike land line numbers, cell phone numbers do not have to be prefixed with a 0.  In place of area codes, cell phones use 3-digit cellular prefixes that begin with 3.  For a call from the U.S. to an Italian cell phone, dial 011-39-3xx-xxx-xxx.  For a domestic call to an Italian cell phone from within Italy, dial 3xx-xxx-xxx.


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