Discover Card Accepted in Italy?

Is the Discover Card accepted in Italy?

Posted by Claudia
Land of La
2554 posts

No. A Capital One Visa or MC are your best options as back up to the cash you'll be withdrawing via your debit card. Look at the FAQs to understand why using ATM's is a smart move while traveling.

Posted by Mathew
San Francisco, CA
166 posts

As Claudia says, no. Visa is taken pretty much everywhere, Amex less so but still widespread.

Posted by Mathew
San Francisco, CA
166 posts

As Claudia says, no. Visa is taken pretty much everywhere, Amex less so but still widespread.

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
12666 posts

The big issue is the networks available. The most widely used networks are Plus and Cirrus. Other networks are limited or non-existed. Discover uses Nexus which is not available in Europe.

Posted by Elaine
Mission Viejo, Calif., USA
820 posts

We recommend that you get a Capital One credit card. Capital One does not charge transaction fees in Europe. All other credit cards do. Elaine

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
11625 posts

Check the dates, guys. This is an old thread, answered last fall.

Posted by Douglas
Oak Park, Illinois
3179 posts

There ARE other credit cards that do not charge the transaction fees (1-3% typically). I believe Chase has one now and some credit union cards do. And not all Capital One cards waive the fee. The key is to check the terms and conditions of your card or potential card.