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Find out about electricity in Italy, from plug adapters to power converters. Here’s how to make your travel items compatible with Italian electricity.Electricity in Italy, as in the rest of Europe, comes out of the wall socket at 220 volts alternating at a 50 cycles per second. In the US, electricity comes out of the wall socket at 110 volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. Not only the voltages and frequencies, but the sockets themselves are different.The photo shows a normal Italian power socket. To access it with an adapter that connects to a typical American power plug, you’ll need an adapter like the one shown in the photo on the next page or on this list of recommended power adapters and converters.
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