City name: Crotone
Date of foundation: 718 b.C.
Population: about 61,000 inhabitants
Dialing code: +39 0962.
Currency: Euro (or the latest exchange rate, visit www.xe.com).
How to get money: credit cards are widely accepted and the best way to obtain euros is from the many ATM machines located downtown, outside of banks. Euros on hand are needed for a gelato or a coffee.
Language: the official language of Crotone is Italian, English is neither widely spoken nor easily understood, except in major tourist spots.
Entry requirements: a passport or a valid identity document is necessary to enter Italy. Permission to stay for tourists is valid for three months; for longer periods enquiries must be made at Italian consulates abroad.