To open a bank account it is necessary to have a tax code, issued by the Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate), and a valid ID.
If you reside legally in an EU country, you have the right to open a "basic payment account", which includes the standard operations that are used in everyday life, such as:
- make a deposit
- withdraw cash
- receive or make payments (such as direct debit or card purchases)
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