I have just returned from ten days in the UK where Apple Pay was ubiquitous and, I was surprised to find, in most places preferred over both cash and credit cards — not just in London but also in small towns in Yorkshire, in Cambridge, etc. I was happy to find this as ApplePay is much easier to use than cash and credit. I am headed to Rome, Florence and Assisi in two weeks with my daughter and wondering if travelers in this contact-free world are experiencing the same thing in Italy, or if I should plan on using primarily euros and credit. I used barely any of the GBP I brought to the UK.
Thank you for any assistance, especially from those who have been to Italy in recent months.