Italy

Power

Italy supplies electricity at 230 volts, at 50 hertz, using types C, F, and L sockets.

The World Bank rates power quality in Italy at 5.3 out of 7.0, suggesting very few interruptions or voltage fluctuations.

Sockets

Most of Italy's homes and businesses use types C, and L sockets.

Type C

Type C sockets, also known as Europlug sockets, have a round, recessed, receptacle with two round, parallel, line and neutral pin holes.

Type C sockets only accept type C plugs.

Italy's type C socket and compatible type C plug

Type L

Type L sockets, also known as Italian sockets, have a flat receptacle with two round, parallel, line and neutral pin holes, and a round ground pin hole between them.

Type L sockets accept types L, and C plugs.

Italy's type L socket and compatible types L, and C plugs

Uncommon Sockets

In parts of Italy travelers might also encounter type F sockets.

Type F

Type F sockets, also known as Schuko, or German sockets, have a round, recessed, receptacle with two round, parallel, line and neutral pin holes, and a grounding contact on each side.

Type F sockets accept types E, C, and F plugs.

Italy's type F socket and compatible types E, C, and F plugs
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