Telephone numbers in Italy

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Italy telephone numbers
Location
Country Italy
Continent Europe
Access codes
Country calling code +39
International call prefix 00
Trunk prefix 0 is dialled both within and from outside Italy
List of Italy dialing codes

Numbering plan[edit]

Telephone numbers in Italy changed to a closed telephone numbering plan in 1998. The plan which had originally been advertised in early 1998 was to merge the trunk code '0' into subscribers' landline numbers effective June 19, 1998, and then to replace that leading '0' with a '4' starting from December 29, 2000. As a result of this change, all landline numbers would begin with a '4', and mobile phone numbers with a '3'. Other initial digits had been reserved for different special purposes. It was later decided that landline numbers should still begin with a '0', unlike in the closed numbering plans of many other countries. E.g. a land line number in Rome (area code 06):

        xxxxxxxx  (within Rome - old) 
     06 xxxxxxxx  (within Rome - new)
     06 xxxxxxxx  (Italy except Rome - unchanged)   
 +39 6  xxxxxxxx  (outside Italy - old)
 +39 06 xxxxxxxx  (outside Italy - new)

Calls to mobile phone numbers within Italy were also affected, deleting the previously used trunk code '0'. International calls to Italian mobile phone numbers were not affected. E.g. for former Omnitel, now Vodafone Italy:

    0347 xxxxxxx  (within Italy - before 1999)
     347 xxxxxxx  (within Italy - after 1999)
 +39 347 xxxxxxx  (outside Italy - both before and after 1999) 

Landline numbers (area code+exchange+number) are generally 9 or 10 digits long, although they can be as little as 6 or as many as 11 digits. Mobile numbers are always 10 digits long, with the only exception of very old TIM numbers, which are 9 digits long (though those are now extremely rare).

Mobile telephones[edit]

Mobile phone number in Italy: without a zero, started with a 3. Mobile phone numbers are generally 10 digits long (3 digits for the prefix + 7 digits for the subscriber number). However, some rare 9 digits long (3+6) phone numbers are still in use, and so are new numbers with 11 digits (3+8).

     3xx xxxxxxx (within Italy and San Marino)
 +39 3xx xxxxxxx  (from the rest of the world)

San Marino[edit]

Until 1996, San Marino was part of the Italian numbering plan, using the Italian area code 0549 but in that year it adopted its own country code 378. However, instead of using international dialing codes, dialing arrangements between San Marino and Italy continued as before. In 1998, San Marino incorporated the 0549 area code into its subscribers' numbers, following the Italian format:

      0549 xxxxxx  (San Marino from Italy)
+ 378 0549 xxxxxx  (San Marino from rest of the world)
 + 39 0549 xxxxxx  (San Marino via Italy)

Vatican City[edit]

Similarly, Vatican City is assigned country code 379. However, Vatican City is still reached via the Italian numbering plan. Telephone numbers in the Vatican City are similar to telephone numbers in Rome, with "698" following the "06" for Rome.

      06 698x xxxx (Vatican City from Italy)
+ 379 06 698x xxxx (Vatican City from rest of the world - do NOT use this format yet)
 + 39 06 698x xxxx (Vatican City via Italy - continue using THIS format)

List of codes[edit]

Area code City or cities
010 Genoa
011 Turin
0121 Pinerolo
0122 Sestrieres, Bardonecchia and other Susa Valley mountain resorts
0123 Lanzo Torinese
0124 Rivarolo Canavese
0125 Ivrea
0131 Alessandria
0141 Asti
0142 Casale Monferrato
0143 Novi Ligure
0144 Acqui Terme
015 Biella
0161 Vercelli
0163 Borgosesia
0165 Aosta, Courmayeur
0166 Cervinia
0171 Cuneo
0172 Savigliano
0173 Alba
0174 Mondoví
0175 Saluzzo
0182 Albenga
0183 Imperia
0184 San Remo
0185 Rapallo, Chiavari
0187 La Spezia and Cinque Terre
019 Savona
02 Milan
030 Brescia
031 Como
0321 Novara
0322 Arona
0323 Baveno
0324 Domodossola
0331 Busto Arsizio
0332 Varese
0341 Lecco
0342 Sondrio
0343 Chiavenna
0344 Menaggio
0345 San Pellegrino Terme
0346 Clusone
035 Bergamo
0362 Seregno
0363 Treviglio
0364 Breno
0365 Salò
0369 Mediaset Cologno Monzese and Segrate TV studios, geographical rate (used for polls, television programs, etc.)
0371 Lodi
0372 Cremona
0373 Crema
0374 Soresina
0375 Casalmaggiore
0376 Mantua
0377 Codogno
0381 Vigevano
0382 Pavia
0383 Voghera
0384 Mortara
0385 Stradella
0386 Ostiglia
039 Monza
040 Trieste
041 Venice
0421 San Donà di Piave
0422 Treviso
0423 Montebelluna
0424 Bassano del Grappa
0425 Rovigo
0426 Adria
0427 Spilimbergo
0428 Tarvisio
0429 Este
0431 Cervignano del Friuli
0432 Udine
0433 Tolmezzo
0434 Pordenone
0435 Pieve di Cadore
0436 Cortina d'Ampezzo
0437 Belluno
0438 Conegliano
0439 Feltre
0442 Legnano
0444 Vicenza
0445 Schio
045 Verona
0461 Trento
0462 Cavalese
0463 Cles
0464 Rovereto
0465 Tione di Trento
0471 Bolzano
0472 Brixen
0473 Merano
0474 Bruneck
0481 Gorizia
049 Padua
050 Pisa
051 Bologna
0521 Parma
0522 Reggio nell'Emilia
0523 Piacenza
0524 Fidenza
0525 Fornovo di Taro
0532 Ferrara
0533 Comacchio
0534 Porretta Terme
0535 Mirandola
0536 Sassuolo
0541 Rimini
0542 Imola
0543 Forlì
0544 Ravenna
0545 Lugo
0546 Faenza
0547 Cesena
0549 San Marino (Most Serene Republic of San Marino)
055 Florence
0564 Grosseto
0565 Piombino
0566 Follonica
0571 Empoli
0572 Montecatini Terme
0573 Pistoia
0574 Prato
0575 Arezzo
0577 Siena
0578 Chianciano Terme
0583 Lucca
0584 Viareggio
0585 Massa
0586 Livorno
0587 Pontedera
0588 Volterra
059 Modena
06 Rome (including State of Vatican City) and Aprilia
070 Cagliari
071 Ancona
0721 Province of Pesaro and Urbino
0722 Province of Pesaro and Urbino
0731 Jesi
0732 Fabriano
0733 Macerata
0734 Fermo
0735 San Benedetto del Tronto
0736 Ascoli Piceno
0737 Camerino
0742 Foligno
0743 Spoleto
0744 Terni
0746 Rieti
075 Perugia
0761 Viterbo
0763 Orvieto
0765 Poggio Mirteto
0766 Civitavecchia
0769 RAI Saxa Rubra Studios, geographical rate (used for polls, television programs, etc.)
0771 Fondi
0773 Latina
0774 Tivoli
0775 Frosinone
0776 Cassino
0781 Iglesias
0782 Lanusei
0783 Oristano
0784 Nuoro
0785 Macomer
0789 Olbia and Costa Smeralda
079 Sassari
080 Bari
081 Naples
0823 Caserta
0824 Benevento
0825 Avellino
0827 Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi
0828 Campagna
0831 Brindisi
0832 Lecce
0833 Gallipoli
0835 Matera
0836 Maglie
085 Pescara
0861 Teramo
0862 L'Aquila
0863 Avezzano
0864 Sulmona
0865 Isernia
0871 Chieti
0872 Lanciano
0873 Vasto
0874 Campobasso
0875 Termoli
0881 Foggia
0882 San Severo
0883 Barletta-Andria-Trani
0884 Manfredonia
0885 Cerignola
089 Salerno
090 Messina
091 Palermo
0921 Cefalù
0922 Agrigento
0923 Trapani
0924 Alcamo
0925 Sciacca
0931 Siracusa
0932 Ragusa
0933 Caltagirone
0934 Caltanisetta
0935 Enna
0941 Patti
0942 Taormina
095 Catania
0961 Catanzaro
0962 Crotone
0963 Vibo Valentia
0964 Locri
0965 Reggio di Calabria
0966 Palmi
0967 Soverato
0968 Lamezia Terme
0971 Potenza
0972 Melfi
0973 Lagonegro
0974 Vallo della Lucania
0975 Sala Consilina
0976 Muro Lucano
0981 Castrovillari
0982 Paola
0983 Rossano
0984 Cosenza
0985 Scalea
099 Taranto


00-     international access code (+)
00800-  toll free (international)
0878-   mass calls phone number (polls, television programs, etc.), max. 0.66€+0.23€/min
1-      Service and emergency numbers
112     Gendarmerie (Carabinieri)
113     Police (Polizia di Stato)
115     Fire brigade (Vigili del Fuoco)
116     Road help (ACI)
117     Italian Customs/Financial/Border Police Guardia di Finanza 
118     Ambulance (Italian Red Cross included)
12xx    Premium rate services 
144-    Premium rate services, max. 0.07€+1.31€/min
15xx    Other emergency and information services
1515    Forest and environemental emergency (Corpo Forestale dello Stato)
1518    Road information service (CCISS)
1530    Coastguard (Corps of the Port Captaincies – Coast Guard)
166-    Premium rate services, max. 0.07€+1.31€/min
178-    Premium rate services, max. 0.15€+0.35€/min
18-     Customer care services
19-     Customer care services
199-    Premium rate services, max. 0.12€+0.26€/min
2-      Reserved for future purposes
3-      mobile phones
313-    Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (GSMR and internal service number, personal ones accessible even from public network)
32x-    Wind mobile phones customers
33x-    TIM mobile phones customers
34x-    Vodafone Italy mobile phones customers
35x-    future full-MVNO mobile phones customers
36x-    TIM mobile phones customers
37x-    various ESP/MVNO mobile phones customers
38x-    Wind mobile phones customers
39x-    H3G Italy mobile phones customers

4-      internal phone net service numbers

5-      Voip numbers (implemented and accessible only by few operators) 

6-      reserved for future purposes

7xx-    internet service numbers
70x-    dial-up internet access numbers

8-      special rate numbers
80x-    toll free number (within Italy)
84x-    shared rate (information services), max. 0.10€+local rate/min
89x-    Premium rate services (information and adult services)
892-    Premium rate services, max. 0.30€+1.50€/min

9-      reserved for future purposes

It is to be noted that this numbering plan doesn't strictly follow the boundaries of the provinces and city areas in order to solve in a simple way some technical constraints. So, for example, the geographical province of Avellino has two main prefixes (0825 and 0827) but also some common land with other prefixes like 0824 for San Martino Valle Caudina and 081 as for Baiano.

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