Hi all. I’m traveling to Florence in a week, and for the first time planning to travel with relatively small amounts of cash, armed mainly with my Starling card (which is now my primary bank account), and a backup Visa Debit.
Looking for some general hints and tips for using cards in Europe - support for card payments, ATM withdrawals etc - and potentially any advice more Italy-centric. I’ve read that Italy is still very much a cash society, and some merchants are reluctant to accept cards (maybe due to fees, hiding transactions from the tax man etc.). In light of this, ATM withdrawals will probably be important.
Any advice for a newbie Starling traveller?