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Travel Plug Adaptor for Italy

There are multiple socket types used in Italy (F / L). Type L is the most commonly found so a UK 3 pin to type L plug adaptor should allow you to connect your appliances in many cases. If you want to be sure though a better option may be to invest in a worldwide adaptor that is a single unit capable of connecting to multiple socket types.
Type L Adaptor
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Please be aware that whilst a travel adaptor will allow you to physically plug a UK plug into a different socket it will not change the voltage or frequency of the supply.

Voltage - The mains voltage in Italy is 230 V which is compatible with all UK appliances (UK voltage is currently specified as 230 V +10% / - 6%).

Frequency - The frequency in Italy is 50 Hz which is the same as the UK.

Special considerations - "Common sockets have 8-shaped holes to accept both 16A and 10A version of the L plug, but in hotels 10A sockets are still common. Schuko sockets are unusual, but adaptors rated up to 1500 Watt are widespread. C sockets are not used in modern installations. Italian wall-boxes are similar to American ones, but are usually horizontally mounted."

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Plug / Socket Types in use in

Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz

Type C Plug used in Italy
Type C Plug

Type F Socket used in Italy
Type F Socket

Type F Plug used in Italy
Type F Plug

Type L Socket used in Italy
Type L Socket

Type L Plug used in Italy
Type L Plug

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